Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Survey Design
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This course focuses on the various ways that surveys can be used to collect necessary information for program design, development, and assessment. The course will begin with a discussion of the research process (establishing an area of interest, conducting a literature review, developing research questions, selecting an appropriate research design, data collection, data analysis, sharing of findings, building an argument, identifying implications). After a consideration of the possibilities and limitations associated with surveys, we will discuss the macro- and micro-level details of survey design (organization, question order, question types, word choice) and analysis (qualitative, quantitative). We will also consider online tools for collecting survey data, as well as discuss how survey data can be used in conjunction with other data collection methods. Throughout the course students will have an opportunity to evaluate existing surveys and create their own surveys for particular purposes related to their professional interests and goals.
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DPPG 9605

All Sections in Spring 2021 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only

Spring 2021 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only

DPPG9605A-S21 Lecture (Avineri)