Courses Details

EHS850: Research Design And Proposal Development In Environmental Health Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Batterman, Stuart Charles, Simone (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Students will be able to understand all parts of the research process including conceptualization of a research question, formulation of hypotheses, development of a research plan, selection of appropriate methods from a variety of data collection strategies, development of an appropriate data analysis plan, and preparation of a research proposal.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Differentiate between key funding agencies for public health and understand their mandates 2. Review and evaluate the quality of scientific literature including identifying knowledge gaps 3. Develop a scientific idea by conducting a critical assessment of current literature and preliminary results 4. Develop hypotheses to test in a scientific study 5. Differentiate between research strategies pertinent to proposed hypotheses 6. Describe selected research strategies to test outlined hypotheses 7. Design a plan for analyzing data pertinent to scientific study 8. Construct a mock grant proposal around research topic of interest (specifically specific aims, significance, innovation, and approach sections of a grant application)