Mixed methods in Public Health

Kursusindhold

Mixed methods approaches are becoming increasingly prevalent in various areas of public health research and learning to design and critically analyze these types of studies is fundamental for public health practitioners and researchers.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the application of mixed methods research in the field of public health. In this course, students will delve into the epistemological and methodological challenges associated with conducting mixed methods research within the field of public health. Students will acquire the skills to evaluate mixed method research designs and will have the opportunity to develop their own mixed methods studies in a public health area of their choosing. By the end of the course, students will be able to determine when a mixed methods design is suitable for a specific research problem and justify its rationale and design a mixed methods study.

Engelsk titel

Mixed methods in Public Health

Uddannelse

Kandidatuddannelsen i folkesundhedsvidensb- valgfag

Kandidtuddannelsen i Sundhed og informatik- valgfag

MSc in Global Health

Sundedsfaglig kandidatuddannelse- valgfag

Målbeskrivelse

Learning Outcome:

After completing the course the student is expected to:

Knowledge

  • Define a clear problem that can be best tackled with a mixed methods approach.
  • Describe different mixed methods designs.
  • Identify epistemologies that underpin mixed methods studies.
  • Reflect on and assess strengths and weaknesses in the knowledge gained by mixed methods approaches.

 Skills

  • Critical analysis of epistemological challenges in the design of mixed methods studies within public health. 
  • Assess quality appraisal in mixed methods research.
  • Critically discuss mixed methods approaches to sampling, data collection and data analysis.
  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative findings.

Competencies

  • Select relevant methods to design a mixed method study.
  • Critically examine and evaluate the choice of mixed methods.
  • Writing results about mixed methods research coherently, integrating qualitative and quantitative findings.

The course is based on a combination of lectures and interactive seminars drawing on relevant academic literature. Students develop their practical skills through exercises and an extensive empirical case study and integrating the research methods.

articles and book chapters

Students should be familiarized with basic qualitative and quantitative methods

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ECTS
5 ECTS
Prøveform
Skriftlig aflevering
Hjælpemidler
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Bedømmelsesform
7-trins skala
Censurform
Ingen ekstern censur
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To achieve the grade 12 the student is expected to: 

Knowledge

  • Define a clear problem that can be best tackled with a mixed methods approach.
  • Describe different mixed methods designs.
  • Identify epistemologies that underpin mixed methods studies.
  • Reflect on and assess strengths and weaknesses in the knowledge gained by mixed methods approaches.

 

Skills

  • Critical analysis of epistemological challenges in the design of mixed methods studies within public health. 
  • Assess quality appraisal in mixed methods research.
  • Critically discuss mixed methods approaches to sampling, data collection and data analysis.
  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative findings.

 

Comptencies

  • Select relevant methods to design a mixed method study.
  • Critically examine and evaluate the choice of mixed methods.
  • Writing mixed methods research.

 

  • Kategori
  • Timer
  • Forelæsninger
  • 25
  • Forberedelse (anslået)
  • 77
  • Eksamen
  • 48
  • Total
  • 150

Kursusinformation

Undervisningssprog
Dansk
Kursusnummer
SFOK24001U
ECTS
5 ECTS
Niveau
Kandidat
Varighed

1 semester

Placering
Forår
Studienævn
Studienævnet for Folkesundhedsvidenskab og Global Sundhed
Udbydende institut
  • Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
Udbydende fakultet
  • Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Kursusansvarlig
  • Maria Marti Castaner   (14-786c7d746c396e6c7e7f6c79707d4b7e80796f397680396f76)
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Maria Marti Castaner

Gemt den 09-04-2024

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