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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 15 points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019), 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019), 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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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 the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: publichealth.dunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Wellington Campus: Professor Janet Hoek
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Dunedin Campus: Dr Helen Harcombe (Overall Convenor)

Paper Structure
  1. Introduction to the survey research process; assumptions in survey research/developing research questions; writing a literature review.
  2. Doing a literature search; research ethics.
  3. Questionnaire development and construction.
  4. Data collection methods; sampling; piloting and administering surveys.
  5. Preparing data using Qualtrics or a statistical programme; introduction to descriptive analyses.
  6. Interpreting and writing up data; what is required by a biostatistician; Qualtrics - troubleshooting.

Two Assignments:

  • Assignment 1: 40%
  • Assignment 2: 60%
Teaching Arrangements

Christchurch Teaching Sessions

  • Thursday mornings (9:00 am - 12:00 pm), 11 July - 15 August

Wellington Teaching Sessions

  • Thursday 11 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 25 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8 August, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dunedin Teaching Sessions

  • Thursday mornings (9:00 am - 12:00 pm), 11 July - 15 August
  • Please refer to the timetable below or in eVision.
Textbooks

There is no set textbook.

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

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
  • Design a rigorous, ethical survey study
  • Construct and pilot a questionnaire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare survey data for analysis and present the completed survey data.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

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

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-33

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

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 15 points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020), 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020), 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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 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: Dr Angela Curl
Dunedin Campus: Dr Helen Harcombe (Overall Convenor)

Paper Structure
  1. Introduction to the survey research process; assumptions in survey research/developing research questions; writing a literature review.
  2. Doing a literature search; research ethics.
  3. Questionnaire development and construction.
  4. Data collection methods; piloting and administering surveys.
  5. Qualtrics trouble shooting; Sampling
  6. Consideration of statistical aspects in survey research including what is required by a biostatistician; Interpreting and writing up data

Assessment:
Portfolio Assessment

  • Part1: 40%
  • Part 2: 60%
Teaching Arrangements

Christchurch and Dunedin Teaching Sessions

  • Thursdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (9 July - 23 July, 30 July, 6 August, 13 August)

Wellington Teaching Sessions

  • Thursday 9 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 23 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 6 August, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Textbooks

Readings will be made available via E-Reserve

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

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
  • Design a rigorous survey 
  • Construct and pilot a questionnaire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare survey data for analysis.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

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

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-33

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

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