Online Program

How to write a methods section

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Office of Epidemiology and Research, HRSA / Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Rockville, MD
This section of the course will provide information on how to write a Methods section. Dr. Kogan will cover the goals and purposes of the section, how to describe the study design, independent and dependent variables, and statistical analyses. He will also give tips on clarity for this section, and how to avoid common mistakes for this part. The second half of this time period will be devoted to working with the class members on their Methods sections.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify the components of a Methods section. Demonstrate that they know how to organize and write that section of a paper.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Michael Kogan is Director of the Epidemiology and Research Program for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He serves on the editorial board of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and has served for the American Journal of Public Health. He has been a special editor for Pediatrics. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters on numerous topics in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology. He received his doctorate in epidemiology from Yale University.
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.