Jan 17, 2016
An excellent course that covers the fundamental concepts for survey design and administration. The content was well structured and presentations and study material was rich and comprehensive.
Sep 08, 2017
I wasn't a student's social major, I took this course in need of making a questionnaire for my researching. It is useful and easy to access the main key of a survey. Thank you
By Takayuki K•
May 25, 2016
Mar 27, 2016
Pros: Excellent material, great that slides are available for download
Cons: The videos are much too long and have too much detail that could just be added as footnotes in the slides.
By Stanislav K•
Dec 27, 2015
Very helpful. But could be more interactive, more activities to do. Maybe include peer assessed tasks where we can create good questionnaire items by each topic. Lecturers are like frozen - no or very little emotions.
By Zamir M•
Aug 16, 2016
Could be more practical.
By carlos c•
May 12, 2016
A well thought course on the composition of items. The main strength is that it is supported both by the expertise of the speakers and academic literature.
By Owen M T•
Dec 04, 2016
This is a thorough course on Questionnaire Design. I have found it very rewarding for those who are interested in research knowledge. After completing this part of the course I am left wanting to attempt at least some of the other parts particularly those dealing with data analysis and hopefully learn about soft ware that might be available as an aid to data analysis. I recommend the course to those who desire to approach their research assignments in a more scientific way.
By way of a general comment I would suggest that course material and examples be as internationally representative as possible. some of the presentations assume that participants understand the American social developments and the research preoccupations.
May 05, 2018
I enjoyed the course, but:
- more real examples should be used and illustrated
and the measures should be taken that the revision of the assignment from the peers should be done in proper time. Because the attendant can not progress to other courses as the capstone course within the deadline of specialization purchase.
By Gittel P•
Oct 24, 2017
Helpful material and instructors are knowledgeable.
By Mark D•
Nov 18, 2015
The material is a bit dry, but it's essential to writing effective survey questions. The course is well designed and easy to follow. Thanks to the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland for offering this interesting course. I hope to see additional offerings in survey research methods from these professors in the future.
By Yoshi N•
Apr 23, 2019
A good overview of questionnaire design elements.
By Mikelle C•
May 17, 2018
The content is useful but it's really dry and hard to focus on.
By Danish U S•
Nov 05, 2015
There should be more than just lectures. I find the overall content to be very exciting but at times the lectures get a little boring and monotonous maybe.
By Ashley P•
Nov 11, 2016
Not quite what I expected. More on the role of the interviewer than the actual design of questionnaires.
By Lucia I B H•
Jun 06, 2018
It was very time consuming, however very interesting. Maybe less hours of video if so many readings are requested. Try to balance video time and reading time.
By Felicia R•
Aug 28, 2018
I found it hard to hold my interest since the instructors' voices were so mono-toned. I found myself having to replay many videos as my attention span wasn't there. Otherwise, the class was very informative. Although I do not develop surveys for a large number of respondents, I can still apply many of the
By María E D B G•
Aug 02, 2019
Is is a good course, though ironically some of the questions in the quizzes are a bit long and confusing...
By Sarah Y•
May 02, 2016
Readings were not necessary for the course and quizzes were extremely difficult, seeming to be worded in an attempt to stump students, and many questions were not from the course lessons. Videos very dry and boring.
By Steven I•
Mar 26, 2016
The material is useful, but the execution is poor. There were numerous quiz questions that I think they just had coded wrong on their end. I think they need to carefully look at the questions with the most incorrect answers and ask themselves if they've made a mistake. Also, this might be the first time they've tried making a peer-reviewed project part of the course, but they did a poor job. They made it a homework assignment for week 2, but didn't make it clear that it wasn't due until the end of the course, even though Coursera sends you emails saying it's due soon. This caused a great deal of confusion. Some of the required readings also had broken links. It's odd nobody on their end checked those the week the material was taught. They do provide a lot of useful supplemental material (though often pay-walled).
Nov 04, 2015
Bad quality slides and presentation. not possible to use headphone since it was on mono not stereo. Interesting topic but not well executed to fit online learning
By WALID s m•
Oct 17, 2015
the instructor voice are so calm , so i cannot concentrate well
By Christopher E•
Oct 31, 2015
topic is interesting however the lecturers not quite lively