SURVMETH 600 - Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Survey Methodology (SURVMETH)
Department: SRC-PSM Graduate Program
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate level status, or upper-level undergraduate with permission of instructor, required.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is intended as an introduction to the field, taught at the graduate level. It introduces a set of principles of survey design that are the basis of standard practices in the field. The course examines research literature that uses both observational and experimental methods to test key hypotheses about the nature of human behavior that affect the quality of survey data. It also presents statistical concepts and techniques in sample design, execution, and estimation, and models of behavior describing errors in responding to survey questions. The course uses total survey error as a framework to discuss coverage properties of sampling frames; alternative sample designs and their impact on standard errors of survey statistics; alternative modes of data collection; field administration operations; the role of the survey interviewer; impacts of nonresponse on survey statistics; the effect of question structure, wording and context on respondent behavior; models of measurement error; post survey processing; and estimation in surveys.

SURVMETH 600 - Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780470465462
Survey methodology, Author: Robert M. Groves, Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. Mick P. Coouper, James M. Lepkowski, Eleanor Singer, and Roger Tourangeau., Publisher: Wiley 2nd ed. 2009
ISBN: 9780803921269
Introduction to survey sampling, Author: Graham Kalton., Publisher: Sage Publications [18. Dr.] 1983
ISBN: 9780803930926
Standardized survey interviewing : minimizing interviewer-related error, Author: Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. and Thomas W. Mangione., Publisher: Sage Publications [Nachdr.] 1990
ISBN: 9780803927438
Survey questions : handcrafting the standardized questionnaire, Author: Jean M. Converse, Stanley Presser., Publisher: Sage Publications 1. print. 1986
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