SOC 6160

SOC 6160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course will provide a foundation in the fundamentals of social survey design, implementation, and analysis for graduate students who wish to conduct survey research or analyze survey data. We will begin by reviewing theories underlying social scientific survey research, and then consider principles of survey design and administration including sampling methodology, questionnaire construction, internal and external validity, field administration, and interviewer effects. We will review data management and analytic techniques of scaling and scoring, assessing data quality and measurement error, coping with missing data and response bias, weighting, and adjusting for clustered sampling designs. Throughout the course, we will review publicly available social survey data and consider the promise and challenges of new survey methods including web- and smartphone-based surveys, wiki surveys, and mixed-mode data collection

When Offered Spring.

Comments Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17249SOC 6160  SEM 101