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Course Description

This is 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, sampling and analysis plans, as well as how to construct and pretest the types of instruments commonly used in nutrition and food policy research and evaluation. The course will cover ethical issues in human subjects research and compliance with IRB requirements, interviewer training, quality control, site operations, and logistics. Prerequisites: NUTR 207 or equivalent, and graduate standing or instructor consent.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy