The Tribal Early
Childhood Research Center, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for
American Indian Health hosted a Summer Institute, from July 18-22, 2016 at
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. The
TRC Summer Institute offered graduate level coursework and mentorship to
students interested in pursuing early childhood research in tribal contexts, in
particular as related to tribal Head Start, Home Visiting, and Child
Care. In addition to completing a 2-credit research course, TRC Summer
Institute participants met with Summer Institute faculty for mentoring and to
learn more about the Center for American Indian Health’s graduate programs. A limited
number of TRC Summer Institute tuition and travel scholarships
were awarded on a competitive basis. Detailed information about the course
is provided below.
may choose one of two 2-credit graduate courses, according to their
professional and academic needs: Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative
Research Methods (course number 221.671.11) and Introduction to Data Management
Using American Indian Health Data (course number 221.672.11).
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods: This course provides a basic overview
of qualitative and quantitative research methods and the different applications
of each to a variety of public health interventions. Readings, lectures,
and labs explore different research methods and the process of selecting the
appropriate method to design and implement a variety of public health
interventions. Topics include: focus groups, in-depth interviews, comparison
designs, intervention designs, and randomized controlled trials. Students
will gain a basic understanding of these research methods and apply them to
existing projects on which they are working. This course will be taught
Monday-Friday, July 18-22 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Introduction to Data
Management Using American Indian Health Data: This is an introductory course for students interested in
the fundamental tools of public health research. This course focuses on the
principles of data management, including: development of data flow diagrams;
development of data collection forms, data dictionaries, and related
documentation; fundamentals of database design; methods of data capture; data
validation and methods of quality assurance; and principles of data security.
Students will work with American Indian Health data sets to apply skills learned
throughout the course. The course will be taught Monday-Friday, July
18-22 from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
TRC Summer Institute
Experience living or
working in/with American Indian and Alaska Native settings/communities and
experience/interest in early childhood development and research with tribal
communities is required. A bachelor’s degree is required to take
the course for credit and for scholarship eligibility.
The deadline for applications
has now passed.
Questions and Contact
If you have any
questions about the TRC Summer Institute course, scholarships, and
registration, please contact Nicole Paré at 410-955-6931 or email@example.com.
Funding for the TRC
Summer Institute and Scholarships:
The Tribal Early
Childhood Research Center and TRC Summer Institute scholarships are funded by a
grant from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the
Administration for Children and Families. Additional scholarship support
is provided by the Johns Hopkins University, Center for American Indian Health.