380.711.01 ISSUES IN SURVEY RESEARCH DESIGN
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 3rd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Leads participants through the process of designing their own survey. Examines the major decisions faced by a health researcher who wants to design and implement a survey. Explores the potential sources of bias associated with alternative approaches to sample design, respondent recruitment, data collection methods (interviews in-person or by telephone, computer assisted interviews, or mail surveys) instrument design, and field administration. Participants prepare a defensible proposal for a survey that they would like to conduct. Emphasizes population surveys, but not exclusively so.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify primary sources of error in surveys, and discuss the consequences of each type of error for survey findings 2
- Critically evaluate the design, construction and implications of studies based on survey research
- Formulate strategies for surveys that minimize error
- Critically evaluate the design, construction, and implications of surveys
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class participation and 3 papers.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Students who have not had a course in statistics
- For consent, contact:
- Special Comments:
In addition to the homework, students are responsible for completing a matrix project in which they will organize, summarize, and provide examples for major concepts taught in the course.