Course Descriptions

HS 401B — Research Methods

Prerequisite: Open only to PhD students who have completion of, or current enrollment in, a graduate-level statistics course.

Provides doctoral students in social policy with a basic orientation to social science research methods. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that guide the creation, conduct and interpretation of research. The course focuses on the conduct and evaluation of applied and policy-oriented research. This course is designed to prepare students in the Heller PhD program to be able to understand and interpret empirical research and to design their own studies. Usually offered every year.
Jody Gittell