Data Management in Public Health Research

SPH BS 790

The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills required to design, organize and implement a data management system for public health research. This course is primarily geared to the data preparation stage of statistical analysis. Without high quality data, the statistical analysis is often difficult to carry out, and results of the statistical analysis can be invalid. Development of organizational tools, methods of data acquisition, data collection forms design, principles of database development, quality control of data, data security, and the role of technology will be discussed. Students will use Microsoft Access and SAS software packages to illustrate hands-on principles of data management. A mix of teaching methods will be employed: case studies of ?real world? examples from the instructors? and guest lecturers? research projects; readings from peer reviewed journals and chapters from several books; lectures; hands-on computer exercises; small group discussions.

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