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CANCELED SURV 440 Sampling Theory
This is an introductory course in sampling theory, presenting simple random sampling, sampling for proportions, estimation of sample size, sampling with varying probabilities of selection, stratification, systematic selection, cluster sampling, double sampling, and sequential sampling. The course is a prerequisite to SURV 742 Inference from Complex Surveys and SURV 744 Topics in Sampling.
SURV 623 Data Collections Methods
Review of alternative data collection methods used in surveys, concentrating on the impact these techniques have on the quality of survey data, including measurement error properties, levels of nonresponse and coverage error. Reviews of the literature on major mode comparisons (face-to-face interviewing, telephone survey and self-administered questionnaires), and alternative collection methods (diaries, administrative records, direct observation, etc.). The statistical and social science literatures on interviewer effects and nonresponse, and current advances in computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), and other methods such as touchtone data entry (TDE) and voice recognition (VRE).
SURV 625 Applied Sampling
Prerequisite: statistics course approved by the department.
Practical aspects of sample design. Topics include: probability sampling (including simple random, systematic, stratified, clustered, multistage and two-phase sampling methods), sampling with probabilities proportional to size, area sampling, telephone sampling, ratio estimation, sampling error estimation, frame problems, nonresponse, and cost factors.an>
SURV 630 Questionnaire Design
The stages of questionnaire design; developmental interviewing, question writing, question evaluation, pretesting, and questionnaire ordering and formatting. Reviews of the literature on questionnaire construction, the experimental literature on question effects, and the psychological literature on information processing. Examination of the diverse challenges posed by self versus proxy reporting and special attention is paid to the relationship between mode of administration and questionnaire design.
SURV 699K Multi-Level Analysis of Survey Data