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Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

General Steps in Weighting

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 48 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Quantities to Estimate8m
Goals of Estimation6m
Statistical Interpretation of Estimates10m
Coverage Problems5m
Improving Precision3m
Effects of Weighting on SEs2m
7 readings
Class notes + additional reading10m
Class notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
7 practice exercises
Introductory quiz on weights6m
Quantities4m
Goals6m
Interpretation6m
Coverage4m
Improving precision6m
Effects on SEs6m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Specific Steps

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Base Weights8m
Nonresponse Adjustments7m
Response Propensities4m
Tree algorithms10m
Calibration5m
6 readings
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
5 practice exercises
Overview6m
Base weights6m
Nonresponse4m
Trees4m
Calibration6m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Implementing the Steps

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Base Weights10m
More on Base Weights13m
Nonresponse Adjustments13m
Examples of Calibration7m
Software for Poststratification14m
5 readings
Class Notes10m
Class Notes + Software10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes + Software for propensity classes10m
Class Notes + Software for calibration10m
4 practice exercises
Software4m
Quiz on base weights8m
Quiz on nonresponse adjustments6m
Quiz on calibration and poststratification8m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Imputing for Missing Items

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Means and hotdeck7m
Regression Imputation6m
Effect on Variances9m
mice R package4m
mice example10m
5 readings
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes10m
Class Notes + mice R package10m
5 practice exercises
Reasons for imputing6m
Means and hot deck4m
Regression imputation8m
Effects on variances8m
Imputation software12m
13 minutes to complete

Summary of Course 5

13 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Class Notes10m

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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....
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