Germany, Cologne

Testing and Evaluating Survey Questions

when 15 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 250

The objective of this course is to introduce the scientific literature on the (pre-)testing and evaluation of survey questionnaires. The course will also provide hands on applications of the methods discussed in class. Students will be expected to draw on the materials covered in the lectures, readings, and exercises in identifying appropriate methods and conducting question evaluation with the appropriate methods.

The full syllabus for this course will be available soon.

Course leader

Aaron Maitland, PhD is a senior survey methodologist with more than 10 years of survey research experience. He has expertise in question design, question evaluation, and analysis of survey data. Dr. Maitland has published literature in the area of questio

Target group

TBA

Course aim

TBA

Credits info

4 ECTS
- Certificate of attendance issued upon completion.
Optional bookings:
- 2 ECTS points via the University of Mannheim for regular attendance and satisfactory work on daily assignments (EUR 20).
- 4 ECTS points via the University of Mannheim for regular attendance and satisfactory work on daily assignments and for submitting a paper/report of about 5000 words to the lectur-er(s) up to 4 weeks after the end of the summer school (EUR 50).

Fee info

EUR 250: Student/PhD student rate.
EUR 350: Academic/non-profit rate.
Early bird discount: EUR 50 for applicants who book and pay by April 30.
The rates include the tuition fee, course materials, the academic program, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, and a number of social activities.

Scholarships

10 DAAD scholarships are available via the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behav-ioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim.