SPPH 510-002 Survey Methods in Health Measurement
Who should take this course?
Every student who will use questionnaire data at one point in time in their career should take this class.
Why should I take this class?
Questionnaire data are used by researchers and decision makers to make important statements or decisions but many people lack the basic understanding to assess whether the data collected from questionnaires are valid and reliable. If you lack this knowledge this class is for you.
What will I learn in this class?
In the first part of the course students learn the principles of designing and developing surveys and students will learn: 1) the steps to develop scales and 2) practice the steps of developing scales to address current research questions. In the second part of the course students will become familiar with the process to assess the psychometric properties of scales such as determining the reliability and validity of the scales.
“I used the skills I learned in this course all the time. I am often asked to support people in this area but I think these skills should be a pre-requisite to all of students since questionnaire data are used all the time.” – student
Mondays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm