This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and methods of survey research. The theoretical foundation suggests that a survey response is a social exchange as in the Tailored Design Method. Generally, you will be able to apply basic survey research methods to the design of survey instruments, as well as the collection, analysis, and interpretation of responses. The course also covers sampling methods -- a critical component of every survey project from which we obtain evidence to support resulting inferences and if desired, generalizations.
NOTE: This course is no longer being taught by Dr. Rodriguez. Search the umn.edu course catalog or schedule builder for future offerings with other instructors. The design of the course and course content essentially remain the same.