University of Pittsburgh School of Education


Course is designed as a basic introduction to the research methods and analyses associated with various types of survey research. Identification of populations and sampling frames, execution of non-probability and probability sampling techniques, item construction, questionnaire design and implementation of various types of surveys are presented. Use of relevant survey analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo, etc.) For the analysis of sample descriptive statistics in survey research is presented. Students will apply the skills presented through the development of a proposal and an instrument that can be employed in a workable survey.

Credits: 3.0

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