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Coursera: Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys

 with  Frederick Conrad and Frauke Kreuter
This course will cover the basic elements of designing and evaluating questionnaires. We will review the process of responding to questions, challenges and options for asking questions about behavioral frequencies, practical techniques for evaluating questions, mode specific questionnaire characteristics, and review methods of standardized and conversational interviewing.

Syllabus

Introduction and Unit 1: Overview of Standardized Interviewing
Introduction; Different types of questions, Measurement error in questions: Bias and variance; Standardized and conversational interviewing; From specifying a concept to asking questions

Unit 2: Response Process
Comprehension; Retrieval; Judgment; Response

Unit 3: Asking Factual Questions
Facts and quasi facts; Memory and recall; Asking sensitive questions; Mode, privacy and confidentiality

Unit 4: Measuring Attitudes
Context effects in attitude questions; Use of different scales; Offering don’t know options; Response order effects

Unit 5: Testing Questionnaires
Expert reviews and focus groups; Cognitive interviews; Behavior coding; Quantitative techniques

Unit 6: Putting It All Together
The questionnaire from start to finish; Things to put at the end; Mode Choice: Implementations for layout; Self-administered questionnaires

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Sociology
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 4-8 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Maboroshi partially completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A bit disappointed. Lectures are kind of boring, and quizzes are so easy that even if you don't listen to lectures you can get full points...
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Nice, evidence-based review of questionnaire design with ideas for how to create your own surveys. Having some knowledge of surveys beforehand would be beneficial.
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9 months ago
Pilar Reyes completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The content is very helpful to those wanting to get familiar with the basics of questionnaire design. Besides, recommended readings are interesting and complement the lectures well. Yet, the lectures are boring. The instructors are nice but they use slides, no other kind of material. I rated the course with 4 stars because the content is worthy.
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a year ago
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Svargo completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was really just a presenter reading a textbook, no good use of the technology. It was also mostly about interviewing not writing questionnaires. Rather disappointing and boring.
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