Special Topics in Survey Methodology; Survey Design and Implementation in International Contexts

Summer 2019


By the end of the course, students will understand fundamental design and implementation considerations related to key stages of the survey lifecycle for conducting surveys in a different national context including:

• Overall survey design and the Total Survey Error framework

• Project management including stakeholders and the triple constraints of time, cost, and scope

• Bids and contracts

• Sampling and sample management

• Questionnaire and instrument design

• Translation and adaptation

• Pretesting and cognitive interviews

• Interviewers, data collection, and interviewer monitoring