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Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Designing a Study

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 84 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
1.1 Designing a Study3m
1.2 The Research Proposal8m
1.3 Aims13m
1.4 Impact and Significance16m
1.5 Background-Literature Review11m
1.6 Methodology11m
1.7 Data14m
1.8 Summary3m
4 readings
Assignments and grading10m
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10m
Week 1 General Reading List10m
Week 1 Designing a study10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Designing a study14m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Evidence

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
2.2 Survey data12m
2.3 Public data10m
2.4. Administrative and archival microdata12m
2.5. Multi-generational microdata11m
2.6 Aggregated data12m
2.7 Sources of aggregated data7m
2.8 Qualitative sources13m
2.9 New sources11m
2.10 Summary2m
1 reading
Week 2 Evidence10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Evidence14m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Sampling

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
3.2. Surveys and sampling13m
3.3. Probability sampling12m
3.4. Clustered sampling17m
3.5. Stratification, oversampling13m
3.6. Respondent-driven sampling7m
3.7(a) Conducting a survey - Preparation10m
3.7(b) Conducting a survey - Designing a Questionnaire9m
3.8. Response rates and follow-up7m
3.9. Summary2m
1 reading
Week 3 Sampling10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Sampling14m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Public Data for China

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2. China General Social Survey7m
4.3. China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey5m
4.4. China Family Panel Studies2m
4.5. China Health and Nutrition Survey3m
4.6. The China Multigenerational Panel Datasets (CMGPD)14m
4.7. Other major datasets4m
4.8. Summary2m
1 reading
Week 4 Public Data for China10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Public Data for China14m

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