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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Module 1: Sampling as a research tool

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 145 min), 2 readings
10 videos
1.1 - Research Design and Sampling - Part 119m
1.1 - Research Design and Sampling - Part 216m
1.2 - Surveys and Sampling12m
1.3 - Why Sample At All? - Part 116m
1.3 - Why Sample At All? - Part 210m
1.4 - Why Might We Randomize, and How Might We Do It?15m
1.5 - What Happens When We Randomize?14m
1.6 - How Do We Evaluate How Good a Sample Is?13m
1.7 - What Kinds of Things Can We Sample?9m
2 readings
Help us learn more about you!10m
How to get your questions answered by the instructor in the discussion forums!10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Mere randomization

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 121 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.2 - Mere Randomization: A Short History17m
2.3 - The SRS Sampling Distribution - Part 19m
2.3 - The SRS Sampling Distribution - Part 222m
2.4 - Sample Size18m
2.5 - Margin of Error18m
2.6 - Sample Size and Population Size16m
1 reading
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
1 practice exercise
Week 220m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Saving money using cluster sampling

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 168 min)
10 videos
3.1 - Simple Complex Sampling - Choosing Entire Clusters - Part 219m
3.2 - Design Effects and Intraclass Correlation - Part 118m
3.2 - Design Effects and Intraclass Correlation - Part 215m
3.3 - Two-Stage Sampling16m
3.4 - Designing for Two-Stage Sampling - Part 115m
3.4 - Designing for Two-Stage Sampling - Part 28m
3.5 - Dealing With the Real World - Unequal Sized Clusters - Part 115m
3.5 - Dealing With the Real World - Unequal Sized Clusters - Part 210m
3.6 - Sampling Fraction20m
1 practice exercise
Week 312m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Using auxiliary data to be more efficient

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 81 min)
6 videos
4.2 - Sampling Variance14m
4.3 - More On Grouping15m
4.4 - Allocate Sample8m
4.5 - Other Allocations19m
4.6 - Weights to Combine Across Strata5m
1 practice exercise
Week 412m

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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....
Survey Data Collection and Analytics

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