Course Description

440.629 - Survey Research Methods

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of conducting surveys. Survey methods combines both social science-economics, sociology, and psychology-and quantitative methods-mathematics, statistics, and computer science-to develop a theory of how surveys can best be used to measure important aspects of the human condition. Key topics include sample design, weighting, data collection modes, administrative operations, questionnaire design, nonresponse, and estimation in surveys. Prerequisites: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory, 440.605 Statistics. Corequisite: 440.606 Econometrics.