Start: April 19, 2010
End: April 21, 2010
Courses In Applied Social Surveys
The course focuses on the design and implementation of quantitative social surveys (excluding questionnaire design). Topics include project management, quality, ethical and reporting issues; guidelines for understanding interviewer vs. self-completion implementation concerns; ways to minimise nonresponse in advance; issues in survey sampling and introduction to weighting; principles of data coding and processing, and an introduction to the Survey Question Bank. Course Objectives: Enable understanding of integrated processes of designing and conducting quantitative survey research projects. Provide experience of grappling with problems in survey design. Raise awareness of main sources of error and ways to detect, control and minimise it.