MSc Data Science / Course details
Year of entry: 2019
Course unit details:
Complex Survey Designs and Analysis
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Social Statistics|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The students should have some familiarity with survey research and statistical modelling. A pre-requisite of the course is: Introduction to Statistical Modelling (ISM - SOST70011). In addition, the course Multilevel Modelling (SOST70292) should be taken prior or a long side this course. Some familiarity with the STATA software is desirable. There is an introduction to STATA in the SRMS Dissertation Training: work session 3.
This course provides an insight into the design and methodological issues for the analysis of complex surveys. It also introduces analytical methods and software for handling complex survey data.
At the end of this module, students should be able to:
- Understand methodological concepts in survey design, estimation and adjusting for nonresponse.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of complex survey designs and the resultsing secondary survey data.
- Assess how aspects of survey design will impact on the analysis.
- Use STATA (and other) software to analyse complex survey data.
Teaching and learning methods
Weekly two-hour lectures
|Written assignment (inc essay)||85%|
The assessment for this module will be based on an online multiple-choice test (15%) and one piece of coursework of 3,000 words (85%).
Blair, J., Czaja, R. and Blair, E. (2014) Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and procedures, 3rd edition. CA: Sage Publication.
Heeringa, S. G., West, B. T, & Berglund, P. A. (2010). Applied Survey Data Analysis. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Lehtonen, R. and Pahkinen, E.J. (2004) Practical Methods for Design and Analysis of Complex Surveys, 2nd edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Lohr, S.L. (2009) Sampling: Design and Analysis, 2nd edition. Boston: Brooks/Cole.
Snijders, T.A.B. & Bosker, R.J. (2012) Multilevel analysis: An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modelling, 2nd edition. London: Sage.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Maria Pampaka||Unit coordinator|
|Natalie Shlomo||Unit coordinator|
Optional for SRMS
Part time students must take ISM and MLM prior to in the same semester as ASM
Thursday 14.00 - 17.00