Advanced Topics in Cognition and Survey Research

Fall 2018



familiarity with the growing literature on cognitive aspects of survey methodology; SURV 632 or SURV METH 632 unless permission is obtained from the instructors.


This course will cover four topics relating findings from the cognitive sciences to problems in survey research. The four topics are improving comprehension of survey questions, conversational analytic approaches to the interactions between interviewers and respondents, visual effects in the design of self-administered and web questionnaires, and cognitive interviewing.