Now that you have nearly completed your Research Strategy Proposal, it is time to think about
how you will disseminate the findings. The readings and discussion this week all deal with this
concept. Remember, your Final Project is due at the end
This week focuses on database management. You will be presented with different scenarios
dealing with database management issues. Use the concepts you learned in the reading to answer
the questions in the scenarios. Remember, your Final Project:
This week focuses on sample size. What are the effects if a sample size is too large or too small?
You will apply these concepts to your Research Strategy Proposal.
1. Investigate potential problems regarding sample size.
This week focuses on surveys, gathering data, and interpreting that data. You will consider the
data that you would need to collect for your hypothetical study. There is a quiz this week that
will test you on the ideas and concepts you were intr
The focus this week is on study designs. You will assess a study's design and then choose a
design for your own Research Strategy Proposal.
1. Review a research article's design and identify its strengths and weaknesses.
Last week focused on topics and research questions. This week you will be fine tuning the topics
and questions you developed by conducting a literature review. You will also be introduced to the
concepts of validity, reliability and measurement.
Literature Review Template
Project Name: CHILDHOOD OBESITY FACTS
Populations, Interventions, Comparisons, Outcomes (PICO)
Potential Research Questions:
Question #1Which demographic characteristics are associated with a greater risk of childh
Graduate Programs in Public Health
GPH 719 Research Methods Spring A 2017
Credits - 3
This course is designed to introduce core topics necessary to understand and conduct scientific research particularly in
the public health field. St