Oct 20, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to survey methodology. It introduces students to a set of principles of survey design that are the basis of standard practices in the field. The course exposes students to 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. The course will also present import statistical concepts and techniques in sample design, execution, and estimation, as well as models of behavior describing errors in responding to survey questions. Thus, both social science and statistical concepts will be presented. This course will be taught through lectures, readings, group discussion. When taken in conjunction with BIOS 6312 (Sampling Methods) and BCHS 7221 (Structural Equation Modeling and Psychometrics), this course offers students comprehensive training in Survey Methods. Prerequisites: EPID 6210 and BIOS 6100.