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PUBH723 Survey Methods

Development of skills to plan a survey including how to identify appropriate research questions, sample participants, construct and validate a questionnaire, and analyse data descriptively.

The lecturer will give support to students to choose a research topic, which will be developed in the assignments. The paper will give an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaire methodologies and help prepare students for research at master's level.

Paper title Survey Methods
Paper code PUBH723
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017), 1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017), 1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Restriction
PUBH 708
Limited to
MA, MSc, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of first semester
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Dr Hera Cook (Overall Convenor)
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Dunedin Campus: Professor Rob McGee
Paper Structure
  1. Overview of the survey design process; concepts and theory in survey research/developing research questions; doing a literature search
  2. Writing up a literature search; research ethics; sampling
  3. Qualtrics online surveys; constructing survey questions; questionnaire construction and validation
  4. Undertaking a survey: Data collection methods; pilot surveys and administering surveys
  5. Preparing the data: Using Qualtrics or SPSS; preparation for analysis
  6. Analysis and statistical tests; descriptive analysis of data; interpreting and writing up data; statistical tests and what is required by a biostatistician
Assessment:
  • Portfolio Assessment:
    • Part 1 40%
    • Part 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday mornings 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Christchurch only: 15 March, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (no teaching session on 22 March).
Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
  • Design a rigorous, ethical survey study
  • Construct and validate a questionnaire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to analyse and present survey data

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Assessment

Assignment 1 40%
Assignment 2 60%

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 9-14

1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 14 April 2017)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Development of skills to plan a survey including how to identify appropriate research questions, sample participants, construct and validate a questionnaire, and analyse data descriptively.

The lecturer will give support to students to choose a research topic, which will be developed in the assignments. The paper will give an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaire methodologies and help prepare students for research at master's level.

Paper title Survey Methods
Paper code PUBH723
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018), 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018), 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,373.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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Restriction
PUBH 708
Limited to
MA, MSc, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of first semester. (iii) Please note that from 2019, this paper will be offered in the first half of the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Professor Janet Hoek
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Dunedin Campus: Dr Helen Harcombe
Paper Structure
  1. Overview of the survey design process; concepts and theory in survey research/developing research questions; doing a literature search
  2. Writing up a literature search; research ethics; sampling
  3. Qualtrics online surveys; constructing survey questions; questionnaire construction and validation
  4. Undertaking a survey: Data collection methods; pilot surveys and administering surveys
  5. Preparing the data: Using Qualtrics or SPSS; preparation for analysis
  6. Analysis and statistical tests; descriptive analysis of data; interpreting and writing up data; statistical tests and what is required by a biostatistician
Assessment:
  • Portfolio Assessment:
    • Part 1 40%
    • Part 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
  • Design a rigorous, ethical survey study
  • Construct and validate a questionnaire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to analyse and present survey data

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Assessment

Assignment 1 40%
Assignment 2 60%

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 9-14

1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle