Analysis of Information in Humanitarian Emergencies

Assessment & Evaluation
Online Course
45 minutes
Columbia University
Columbia Regional Learning Center

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This video based lecture series conducted by Professor Richard Garfield, PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing, covers ways to analyze information during major humanitarian emergencies. Professor Garfield discusses how to obtain pre-crisis information, resources for the collection and analysis of information, and methods for determining when qualitative and quantitative data should be incorporated into research. He also highlights the pros and cons of working with data-sets from the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, UNICEF, the US Census, along with several other online resources.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe why validity, reliability, and generalizibility must be adhered to for reports about humanitarian emergencies
  • Identify key online resources for pre-crisis information
  • Define and summarize the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Interpret non profit data resources
  • Describe the utility of National Census, Demographic Health Survey, and Multiple Indicator Cluster Sample Survey
PHEP Capabilities: 
Information Sharing