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HMP 812 Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research and Practice 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the philosophy and methods of using qualitative research methods to understand and address public health policy and health services issues. The course will use the Chronic Care Model as a frame for considering the individual patient, the interaction between the patient and provider, the practice team, the community and the health systems as targets for understanding health services using qualitative methods. Within this context the course will cover development of appropriate qualitative research questions, data collection methods (including individual interviews, focus group techniques, ethnography). Analytic approaches to be covered will include grounded theory, narrative analysis, interaction/discourse analysis, content analysis as well as case-based/set theoretic methods.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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