Course Code HLTH 655
Course Title Health Measurement and Survey Methods
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Justine Giosa)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course provides in-depth coverage of measurement and survey methods needed for evaluation data collection and other research or clinical applications. Various measurement approaches will be studied, including classical test theory and item response theory. Students will learn how to develop a measure or questionnaire and test its reliability and validity, or to critically appraise an existing measure or questionnaire. Issues and methods related to administering health measures or questionnaires will be covered, including sampling and ethical issues.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: SPHHS students only
  • Software: This course requires the download and use of IBM (R) SPSS (R) Statistics Standard Grad Pack 23.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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