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PSY 795: Survey Research Methods course to be provided fall 2017

The Psychology Department is offering a special topics course on conducting survey research during the fall 2017 semester.  This course will be taught by Dr. Melinda Hess, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.  The course will focus on how to construct a valid and reliable survey, including writing good survey items, avoiding bias in item construction, and determining appropriate scales.

Students will learn how to obtain a representative sample, including identifying the population of interest and appropriate strategies to maximize participation in the target population.  Additionally, analysis of results will be addressed using quantitative and qualitative methods, including assessing the impact of individual characteristics of respondents on results.  Participants will also learn how to assess validity and reliability of instruments and how to report findings to different audiences.

This course is designed for graduate students from all disciplines who have a basic statistics background, including an understanding of measures of central tendency, spread, differences between 2 or more groups, and general probability.  Prerequisite MAT 102 or equivalent.  The course is tentatively scheduled for Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m. For more information, please feel free to email melinda.hess@gallaudet.edu.

Posted by Melinda Hess | Posted May 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Gallaudet

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Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002