About this Specialization

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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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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
40%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Framework for Data Collection and Analysis

4.2
stars
500 ratings
121 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data Collection: Online, Telephone and Face-to-face

4.6
stars
262 ratings
57 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys

4.5
stars
349 ratings
82 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Sampling People, Networks and Records

4.5
stars
63 ratings
20 reviews

Offered by

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University of Maryland, College Park

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University of Michigan

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