Survey Design and Implementation
The purpose of this course is to provide in-depth views on the design of questionnaires used in social science research. It is the objective of the instructor to enable the students to be familiar with the theoretical literature related to questionnaire design as well as focusing on practical issues on the survey implementation. Specifically, this course has two broad aims: 1) to give students training in questionnaire building concepts and methods, and 2) to provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to apply statistical techniques to analyze the collected data.
This course is designed to enhance students’ ability to conduct survey research and to familiarize students with required techniques. To that end, the structure of the course is combined with lecture, practice, group discussions, and simulated academic forums. This class is practice oriented, so students will be required to learn primary questionnaire building tools and platforms such as Google Document, SurveyMonkey, and Qualtrics as well as basic statistics software such as Stata and SPSS.