LSP/Dev Soc 2200
Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities
Instructor: Pilar A. Parra Ph.D.
309 Savage Hall.
TU/TH 11:30-12:30 or by appointment
Description of the course and
Data Collection: Primary and Secondary data
1. Primary Data. Data collected by the researcher
and/or persons under his/her supervision.
Qualitative: Directed to fewer cases
Includes: Ethnographic research, interviews,
focus groups, participant observation
The State of Federal Health Statistics
on Racial and Ethnic Groups
Robert A. Hahn, PhD, MPH
Objective.\p=m-\Toexamine assumptions underlying federal health statistics on racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
Data Sources.\p=m-\Studies conducted b
What is epidemiology?
Key words in definition:
Population: focus on groups not individuals, population will be de
denominator when we measure the # of cases of a disease
Disease frequency: definition of the disease, count cases within the