INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED RESEARCH
The goal of the course is to give students a basic understanding of social and behavioral sciences research principles, as well as how these methods are implemented in the field of public health. Relationship of applied research to program evaluation, the link of theory to research, and the translation of research information to applied public health programs and policies will be emphasized. Participatory research will be highlighted. Quantitative and qualitative strategies, research designs, data collection methods, participant selection, and data analysis will be covered.