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SurvMeth 720 (Fall term) and 721 (Winter term)

Total Survey Error and Data Quality I and II
4 credits

These courses review the total error structure of sample survey data, reviewing current research findings on the magnitudes of different error sources, design features that affect their magnitudes, and interrelationships among the errors. Coverage, nonresponse, sampling, measurement errors, interviewer effects, questionnaire effects, and mode of data collection effects are reviewed. Statistical and social science approaches to the error sources are compared.

Prerequisites: SurvMeth 625- Applied Sampling and SurvMeth 621 and 622 - Fundamentals of Data Collection I and II, SurvMeth 890.