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HTH 408 Health Research Methods

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    Lots of Writing

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    Meetings Outside of Class

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    Jun 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I loved this course. It affirmed for me that I wanted to work in the research arm of the Public Health field. It's required for the Health Sciences major, and I think that's appropriate- this is very important work to be at least familiar with in the working world. Whether you end up employed in public health, or a related or clinical role, you will appreciate the context you'll have after you finish this class.

    Course highlights:

    Dr. Peachey really brought the class to life, because we were required to go through the entire process of Institutional Review Board approval, literature review, data collection and analysis, and the write-up for our research project. The course pushed us to think critically- we had to design a survey and implement it with members of the JMU student body in addition to obtaining informed consent from each of the subjects to whom we gave the survey. Working with a group of 6 to do the project was challenging but made the work easier, and was similar to how projects of a similar magnitude would work if it were carried out for real.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    It's very group work heavy, and the pace is quick. Keep up, and always communicate with your group members! Give this course your all and you won't be sorry.

    • Fall 2012
    • Dr. Andrew Peachey
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Requires Lots of Research
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    Jun 01, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Sabato has an incredible way to make the process of health research something that you can sink your teeth into. I was under the impression this course was going to be a course that would be nothing but research and writing papers. Proven wrong, I found this course to be a learning experience to be able to open my eyes and keeping my mind open. This course allowed me to hone my skills on the specifics needed to research with exceptional efficiency and enjoy the process along the way.

    Course highlights:

    I was kept on my toes everyday as Professor Sabato continued to keep me in tune with my respected field of health while teaching us how to really dissect the information I was given. I learned how to accurately and effectively create educated responses to issues that were put in front of me.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to keep up with your research and make sure to find something you're passionate about. It will make the research and creating of presentations much more enjoyable.

    • Spring 2009
    • SABATO
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Meetings Outside of Class
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    May 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because of how challenging it was and the reward at the end was the best. During the semester you were in a group working on creating your own research project; creating surveys, gathering information, and writing a final report. Being able to do this was so fun and I enjoyed it very much.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were not having that many tests but still learning so much while always focusing on your final research project. I learned a lot on how to research efficiently and using my time wisely.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you are ready to work in groups. Always come prepared to class and group meetings. Make sure you go to office hours if you are getting lost. If you put in the effort and the time your grade will show.

    • Fall 2014
    • andrew peachey
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Meetings Outside of Class Requires Lots of Research

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