Online Program

How to write a methods section

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 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 writing the 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 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
Public health or related research

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:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: N/A

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have taught this course in various venues, including the last 2 APHA LIs, and received very positive feedback from students. I'm the Director of Epidemiology and Research at the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau. I've published over 120 peer-reviewed publications. I've served on the editorial boards of AJPH and the Maternal and Child Health Journal (MCHJ). I've served as a special editor for Pediatrics and MCHJ.
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.