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Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Basic Estimation

7 videos (Total 69 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Basic R examples15m
Basic R examples (continued)13m
Degrees of Freedom7m
Estimating Means7m
Multistage samples5m
Quantile estimation in R10m
6 readings
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides (continued)10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Course 6 Module 114m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Models

8 videos (Total 50 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Estimation Method3m
Linear Models5m
Diagnostics in R8m
Linear Models in Stata5m
Logistic Models in R4m
Odds Ratios8m
Logistic Regression in Stata6m
8 readings
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Course 6 Module 214m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Record Linkage

4 videos (Total 38 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Gentle Introduction9m
Challenges8m
Key Techniques11m
12 readings
Improving Federal Statistics Using Multiple Data Sources10m
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)10m
Impact of Research on Innovation, Competition and Science10m
Slides10m
Slides - Introduction10m
Technical Overview - Software10m
Slides: Challenges10m
Slides10m
Record Linkage (Herzog/Scheuren/Winkler 2010)10m
Febrl - A Freely Available Record Linkage System (Christen)10m
Machine Learning and Record Linkage (Winkler 2011)10m
Privacy Preserving Record Linkage (Schnell et al. 2009)10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3 - Record Linkage10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Ethics

5 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Linkage Consent and Consent Bias8m
Correlates of Consent3m
Bias in Administrative Estimates2m
Optimizing Linkage Consent6m
3 readings
Slides10m
Assessing the Magnitude of Non-Consent Biases (Sakshaug & Kreuter 2012)10m
Placement, Wording and Interviewers (Sakshaug et al.)10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz - Linkage Consent10m

Instructor

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Richard Valliant, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Joint Program in Survey Methodology

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

About the Survey Data Collection and Analytics Specialization

This specialization covers the fundamentals of surveys as used in market research, evaluation research, social science and political research, official government statistics, and many other topic domains. In six courses, you will learn the basics of questionnaire design, data collection methods, sampling design, dealing with missing values, making estimates, combining data from different sources, and the analysis of survey data. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned throughout the specialization by analyzing and comparing multiple data sources. Faculty for this specialisation comes from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, a collaboration between the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and the data collection firm Westat, founded by the National Science Foundation and the Interagency Consortium of Statistical Policy in the U.S. to educate the next generation of survey researchers, survey statisticians, and survey methodologists. In addition to this specialization we offer short courses, a summer school, certificates, master degrees as well as PhD programs....
Survey Data Collection and Analytics

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