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Fall 2009

Dr. S. Gortmaker, Dr. L. Berkman
5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Provides a broad overview of social and behavioral research methodology, including experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, and testing causal theories. By case studies, methodological readings, discussion, written assignments, and data analytic homeworks students learn to conduct social and behavioral research and more applied program evaluations. Homework includes analytic work with observational and experimental studies and development of new measures.
Course Activities: Assigned readings, class participation, homeworks, reflections, two papers.
Course Note: BIO 210, BIO 211 or BIO 213 or equivalent required; enrollment limited to 20; a multivariate statistics course strongly recommended; course primarily for doctoral students. (5.06)


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Fall 2008

Dr. S. Gortmaker, Dr. L. Berkman
5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Provides a broad overview of social and behavioral research methodology, including experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, and testing causal theories. By case studies, methodological readings, discussion, written assignments, and data analytic homeworks students learn to conduct social and behavioral research and more applied program evaluations. Homework includes analytic work with observational and experimental studies and development of new measures.
Course Activities: Assigned readings, class participation, homeworks, reflections, two papers.
Course Note: BIO 210, BIO 211 or BIO 213 or equivalent required; enrollment limited to 20; a multivariate statistics course strongly recommended; course primarily for doctoral students. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2007

Dr. S. Gortmaker, Dr. L. Berkman
5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Provides a broad overview of social and behavioral research methodology, including experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, and testing causal theories. By case studies, methodological readings, discussion, written assignments, and data analytic homeworks students learn to conduct social and behavioral research and more applied program evaluations. Homework includes analytic work with observational and experimental studies and development of new measures.
Course Activities: Assigned readings, class participation, homeworks, reflections, two papers.
Course Note: BIO 210, BIO 211 or BIO 213 or equivalent required; enrollment limited to 20; a multivariate statistics course strongly recommended; course primarily for doctoral students. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Dr. S. Gortmaker, Dr. L. Berkman
5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Provides a broad overview of social and behavioral research methodology, including experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, and testing causal theories. By case studies, methodological readings, discussion, written assignments, and data analytic homeworks students learn to conduct social and behavioral research and more applied program evaluations. Homework includes analytic work with observational and experimental studies and development of new measures.
Course Activities: Assigned readings, class participation, homeworks, reflections, two papers.
Course Note: BIO 210, BIO 211 or BIO 213 or equivalent required; enrollment limited to 20; a multivariate statistics course strongly recommended; course primarily for doctoral students. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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