ST-Design, Implementation, & Analysis of Surveys of People
At the end of this course, students should have all of the basic skills to successfully design, implement, and analyze a survey. Although the content of the course will have a natural resources focus, the principles will be applicable to all surveys of people. After an overview of the survey process, the class will discuss the different types of surveys and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Next, the class will study the ?Dillman? method for designing surveys. The practical elements of implementing a survey, including the Internal Review Board process, will be discussed. Data processing, storage, and validation will be covered. Finally, both basic and advanced analytical techniques, using the R statistical package, will be investigated.
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