Online Program

Procedures for delivering statistical training in online education

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Susan L. Bailey, M.A., Ph.D., Master of Public Health Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
With the increasing availability and popularity of online education programs in public health, there are some challenges in delivering successful classroom exercises and practices in the online environment. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the online delivery of statistical analytic techniques using statistical computer packages. This course is offered to MPH students with little or no background in quantitative research. The course practices will be described, and the successes and failures of the course objectives will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to successful procedures and corrections made to overcome those that were not successful. The procedures used in this course can be adapted for delivery by public health departments and institutes and agencies that fund and conduct research. In addition, the course can be delivered globally, with some challenges stemming from the lack of availability of computer packages.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate methods for teaching hands-on statistical analysis using advanced statistics computer packages in an online environment

Keyword(s): Public Health Research, Biostatistics

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a PhD in medical sociology and have been conducting research (obtaining grants and publishing results)since 1986. I am also an educator teaching biostatistics and research methods at the master's level. I have written and coordinated these courses for onground and online delivery. I wrote at textbook published by Jones and Bartlett called "Introduction to Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice."
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.