This course will focus on the use of survey design and questionnaires in health science and give participants an understanding of strengths and limitations of survey as a study design and the research questions that surveys can and cannot answer.
The choice of study population, sampling and data collection will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of use of foreign language, standardized, previously validated, or self-constructed questionnaires hereby qualifying participants to think critical and make well-founded methodological and ethical decision in their own studies.
Furthermore, participants will learn how to construct a questionnaire with high validity and reliability, focusing on both the writing of clear and unbiased questions and the choice of suitable options for answering as well as different types of measurement scales. Also translation and validation of foreign language questionnaires will be discussed. Last but not least, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of careful testing of questionnaires and familiarize themselves with quantitative as well as qualitative methods for this purpose.
During the course, lectures and discussions will be mixed with group work and individual exercises, allowing participants to develop, test and discuss the construction of questionnaire questions and measurement scales relevant to their own study.
Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters
Active participation and completion of course exercises
- Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: email@example.com
- Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard, Associate professor Carsten Kronborg Bak.
- ECTS: 3
- Time: 4 days: Thursday 7 April; Monday 11 April; Thursday 14 April; Monday 18 April
- Place: April 7th: Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-107
April 11th, 14th and 18th: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 6-104
- Zip code: 9220
- City: Aalborg
- Number of seats:
- Deadline: 17 April, 2016
Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.