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HDFS 597 Section 005 – Survey Methodology: Applications for Data Collection and Secondary Data Analysis
Instructor: Cara Rice, Research Associate, The Methodology Center
Time: August 26 – October 5, Tuesdays from 11:15-2:15
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of survey methodology with an emphasis on statistical aspects and practical skills necessary for the design of primary sample surveys and for analysis of secondary data sets. Major topics will include various sampling designs (e.g. simple random sampling, stratified random sampling), survey weights, nonresponse mechanisms, and biases that arise in survey research. Application to real data from public health and social/behavioral research will be used to illustrate the material.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites are three semesters of graduate-level statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. Basic familiarity with SAS is also helpful.