Beyond Numbers: Qualitative Research Methods, Application, and Analysis
This course examines qualitative research methods that, when combined with quantitative research methods, can enhance program planning, monitoring, and evaluation. The course introduces common health behavior theories and models that may guide research. Participants learn the strengths and weaknesses of various qualitative research methods and participatory research methods. Participants gain experience in developing semi-structured interview guides, understanding textual analysis, and selecting participatory methods.
The course is intended for people working in public health, including community-based organizations, health care organizations and health plans, nonprofit organizations, education agencies, and state and local health departments.
6 weeks online mentoring.