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Course ID: SOC  622
Effective Date: 03/01/2017
Title: Survey Research and Design
Career: Graduate
Credit Hours: 3.00
Description: Prerequisite: SOC 615 or consent of instructor. This course will cover comprehensive survey planning, including ethical issues paramount to survey-based research; pros and cons of various modes of administration; instrument design (operationalizing concepts and constructs into measures, question design considerations, response choices, optimizing layout, etc.); pretesting (such as focus groups and cognitive interviews); sampling (including error estimation and power analysis); and administration procedures (e.g., interviewer training, follow-ups, strategies to boost response rates, third party survey platforms/tools).


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