Course: Issues in Survey Research Design

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Issues in Survey Research Design

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Freya Sonenstein

Offered :

Spring 2012

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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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.