A methods course focusing on field research in nutrition. Students will learn to identify policy-relevant issues, define hypotheses, and select and combine appropriate methods drawn from nutrition, epidemiology, anthropology, economics, psychology, sociology, education and political science. Students will also learn how to develop research designs, samples and analysis plans, as well as how to construct and pretest the types of instruments commonly used in nutrition research and evaluation. The course will cover interviewer training, quality control, site operations, and data base management.
Co-Instructors: Beatrice Rogers and Danielle Krobath