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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Fundamentals of Measurement

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Levels of Measurement5m
Transforming Variables7m
Unit of Analysis6m
5 readings
Levels of Measurement15m
Frequency, Frequency Tables, and Levels of Measurement15m
When and Why to Standardize Your Data15m
Unit of Analysis10m
Unit of Analysis and Unit of Observation20m
4 practice exercises
Levels of Measurement Practice Problems5m
Transforming Variables Practice Problems5m
Unit of Analysis Practice Problems5m
Final Quiz on the Fundamentals of Measurement30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Building a Measurement Model

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Operational Definitions4m
Measurement Models5m
5 readings
Defining and Measuring Concepts15m
Models of Measurement and Their Implications15m
Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress45m
Varieties of Democracy Methodology45m
Analyzing Roll Calls with Perfect Spatial Voting45m
4 practice exercises
Conceptual Definition Practice Problems5m
Operational Definition Practice Problems5m
Measurement Model Practice Problems5m
Final Quiz on Measurement Models30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Survey Research

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Question Wording8m
Response Categories4m
Question Order4m
Survey Evaluation9m
4 readings
Simple Random Sample15m
Questionnaire Design25m
Questionnaire Pretest Procedures15m
Cognitive Interviewing10m
4 practice exercises
Survey Sampling Practice Problems5m
Survey Design Practice Problems5m
Survey Evaluation Practice Problems7m
Final Quiz on Survey Research30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Evaluating Measurement Models

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Reliability5m
Validity5m
4 readings
Measurement Error15m
Reliability and Validity of Measurement20m
Understanding Test Quality - Concepts of Reliability and Validity20m
Validity of Measures is No Simple Matter30m
4 practice exercises
Measurement Error Practice Problems5m
Reliability Practice Problems5m
Validity Practice Problems5m
Final Quiz on Evaluating Measurement Models30m

About the Data Literacy Specialization

Data Literacy

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