PVG0046 Survey methodology for questionnaire-based surveys, 4.0 Credits
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Admitted to a postgraduate program in animal science, biology, veterinary medicine, food science, nutrition, nursing, or related subjects, or to a residency program in veterinary science.
The objective of the course is to introduce the wide field of survey methodology. We explore the process for planning and conducting a survey, often referred to as the survey process, consisting of a number of survey operations. You will learn how the design of each operation can affect the quality of the survey estimates, and about trade-offs between different potential errors. Among the survey operations, we focus especially on the sampling design and on the design of a questionnaire for data collection. In addition, since nonresponse is a common problem in many surveys, you will learn about various methods for dealing with nonresponse.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Describe the survey process and the main potential sources of error in a survey.
• Apply some basic methods of survey sampling.
• Calculate the sampling error for some basic sampling designs.
• Apply the basic principles of questionnaire design.
• Select an appropriate strategy for dealing with nonresponse in a survey.
• Communicate the quality of a survey to a user.
The course consists of lectures, workshops and home exercises. In the workshops, we highlight selected survey problems. As a participant, you are encouraged to bring your own problems to these workshops.
The main components of the course are:
• The survey process.
• The total survey error and its components.
• Introduction to survey sampling and estimation.
• Introduction to questionnaire design.
• Introduction to methods for dealing with nonresponse.
• Documentation of survey quality.
Formats and requirements for examination
Passed exercises, workshop participation, and passed examination in written and/or oral form.
e course is composed of lectures/seminars (50 h) and self‐study (approximate 50 h).
Department of Clinical Sciences