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DHP D243M: Overview of Survey Methods

Course Description

This module builds on Module 1 and expects that students will come to the course with a developed research question and hypotheses to be tested using survey data. This module focuses on how to use survey methods, to explore research questions, test hypotheses, and combine with qualitative data in mixed methods designs. It has four broad goals:

  • Familiarize with different kinds of large-N data (e.g. Big Data, census, RCTs) and establish how surveys are one type)
  • Enable students to design and implement a household survey
  • Give students hands-on experience in implementing a pilot survey and analyzing survey data
  • Show how and why survey data can be combined with qualitative methods to enable ‘mixed methods’

Prerequisites:  DHP D235m or equivalent preparation (student will need to test out of DHP D235m).

Course faculty: Karen Jacobsen
Course duration: Second half
Credits/Units: 1.5

Spring 2021

Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Final Exam

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