An ISSR short course by Eric Griffith*
Surveys can be used by social scientists to collect data from a large number of people both quickly and efficiently. Surveys have been used to collect different types of data across many social science fields, including sociology, political science, and psychology. They are especially effective for generalizing about populations when only sample data can be collected. The goal of this workshop is for participants to be able to recognize when to use surveys, and then be able to generate effective survey tools.
By the end of the session participants will be able to
• Choose when to use a survey
• Prepare several types of survey questions
• Choose between several sample selection methods
• Properly format a survey
• Complete initial analysis of results
*Support for the ISSR Methodology Consultants is generously provided by the UMass Graduate School.