New Course – Survey Research: Design, Planning, Implementation, and Ethics

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Surveys are used in almost every academic field, from sociology and political science, to education, medicine, public health, and business. Drawing on best industry practices, this course provides learners an introduction to core design decisions and common options for designing and implementing survey research. Multiple modes are covered including face-to-face, telephone, online, and mail surveys.



Faculty, Higher Education Administrators, Postdocs, Researchers, Students


Meet the Authors

content contributor matt jans

Matt Jans, PhD – National Center for Health Statistics

Dr. Jans implements and innovates methods in web, mail, phone, and in-person surveys. His research includes questionnaire usability and pretesting, interviewer-respondent interaction, address-based sampling, and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measurement. He is Lead Statistician for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Zoe Padgett, MS – Momentive.AI (Survey Monkey)

Ms. Padgett conducts public opinion research at SurveyMonkey on topics including current events, politics, public health, and elections. Her research interests include questionnaire design, sensitive questions, hard-to-reach populations, and innovative practices for web-based surveys. She holds a Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland.