This course covers the crafting of survey questions, the design of surveys, and different sampling procedures that are used in practice. Longstanding basic principles of survey design are covered, and the impact of the trend toward increased respondent resistance is discussed.
Survey Design and Sampling Procedures
This course will teach you the crafting of survey questions, the design of surveys, and different sampling procedures that are used in practice using basic principles of survey design.
Students will learn how to construct an appropriate survey instrument with well-crafted closed-ended and open-ended questions. They will understand how and when surveys should be administered, how to choose a statistically correct sample, and how to evaluate response rates and common sources of survey error.
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone who needs to know how to design questionnaires or sample and survey respondents to produce usable results.
The Art and Craft of Asking Survey Questions
- Crafting questions: the context
- Closed-ended versus open-ended questions
- Levels of measurement
- What is a well-designed survey study?
- Experiments and observational studies
- Different types of designs, and their benefits and concerns
- Populations, samples, and inclusion criteria
- Different sampling methods-how to choose
- Determining sample size
- Acceptable response rate, sources of survey error
Methods of Data Collection & The Survey Plan
- Purpose of the survey
- How will survey be administered?
- Timing and resources required
Aug 9, 2019 to Sep 6, 2019
Mar 20, 2020 to Apr 17, 2020
Aug 7, 2020 to Sep 4, 2020
No classes scheduled at this time.
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Organization of Course
This course takes place online at The Institute for 4 weeks. During each course week, you participate at times of your own choosing – there are no set times when you must be online. Course participants will be given access to a private discussion board. In class discussions led by the instructor, you can post questions, seek clarification, and interact with your fellow students and the instructor.
At the beginning of each week, you receive the relevant material, in addition to answers to exercises from the previous session. During the week, you are expected to go over the course materials, work through exercises, and submit answers. Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide answers and comments, and at the end of the week, you will receive individual feedback on your homework answers.
This is a 4-week course requiring 10-15 hours per week of review and study, at times of your choosing.
The homework in this course consists of short answer questions to test concepts, guided exercises in writing code, and guided data analysis problems using software.
The required text is Survey Research Methods, Fifth Edition by Floyd J Fowler, Jr.
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Course Fee & Information
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Options for Credit and Recognition
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You may take this course without pursuing credit or a record of completion.
Mastery or Certificate Program Credit
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CEUs and Proof of Completion
If you require a “Record of Course Completion” along with professional development credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), upon successfully completing the course, CEU’s and a record of course completion will be issued by The Institute upon your request.
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