This course aims to give students appropriate skills for generating the necessary evidence to inform public health policy and action. It focuses on the tools and techniques of quantitative, qualitative and combined methodological approaches and follows up on PUB 7110, which dealt with theoretical, methodological, conceptual and design issues in conducting public health relevant research. The emphasis is on appropriate research strategies, tools and techniques for obtaining both quantitative and qualitative data as well as practical issues in conducting field work. Topics to be dealt with include sampling strategies, surveys, questionnaire design and administration, individual and group interviews, observations, participatory methods and documentary research among others.
Prerequisite: PUB 7110