Survey Analysis

Surveys allows to measure behaviours, values and attitudes. Survey data can be used to study a wide variety of research questions. The evidence in social sciences is often based on surveys and the quality of this evidence depends on the survey design, data collection and analysis. This course will provide to participants with a comprehensive understanding of survey research methods from the design of surveys prior to data collection, up to and including the analysis and reporting results. Participants will develop knowledge about a range of topics including different source of bias, measurement theory, sampling methods, questionnaire design, sensitive questions, sample size and non-response. In addition, participants will acquire experience of survey analysis using a variety of applied techniques using the statistical package Stata and R. Prior knowledge of some basic statistics is recommended for this course.