Spring, 1 Credit, 5-week Session 2, Wed 3:00-5:30pm
This course will review the characteristics of the study designs that can be used to assess the impact of international development interventions. Students will be introduced to the main types of study design, including observational and experimental studies. Emphasis will be placed on Randomized Controlled Trials and Interrupted Time Series analysis through the review of two case studies. Ethical consideration faced when conducting research on human subjects and the compliance process to obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board will be presented.