Students are welcome to read the relevant chapters of the textbook before class. Occasionally, the views expressed in the class text or in other textbooks or by the instructor, will be conflicting. This reflects the fact that often, there is no single best methodology to apply. This feature of survey methodology will be discussed repeatedly in class. Students will be asked to present methodological summaries of current international surveys (week 12), as a way to identify in practice the methods and principles discussed.
Midterm test – 40%
Final take-home assignment – 60%
The assignment will require the design a country level survey with questionnaire, sampling plan and weighting procedures.
Students who wish to audit the class will have complete the midterm test