QBS 135/PH 125: Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Public Health & Healthcare Studies

Course Directors: Dr. Meghan Longacre & Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song

  • Course description: This course introduces students to qualitative design and methods in public health and health care as a stand alone approach and in combination with quantitative approaches (mixed methods) for research, evaluation, and needs assessment. Topics include an overview of qualitative traditions, distinguishing between qualitative and quantitative approaches, when to use qualitative or mixed methods designs, how to design a qualitative study including quality standards, common qualitative methods, data collection, qualitative analysis, and presenting results.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Coursework: PH 139; co-requisite PH 100; Permission of Instructor.
    • Programming: N/A.