Survey Methodology

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Students in the MS program complete courses in each of four areas: statistical methods, survey methodology, practica, and a cognate. Cognate areas can range from market research, to cognitive psychology, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, public policy, information sciences, and various fields in public health.

All master’s students complete courses in statistical methods offered in the departments of biostatistics, psychology, sociology and statistics. Students emphasizing the social science aspects of survey methodology must complete a minimum if six credit hours in statistical methods, and those emphasizing the statistical aspects must complete a minimum of 12.

The major portion of the coursework consists of at least 18 credits in data collection and sampling methods plus one three-credit elective in survey methodology. Mastery of practical skills in survey methodology is also a program requirement. Students complete the Detroit Area Study, a comprehensive program of survey research training, and also develop research-consulting skills through a survey design seminar. In addition, students fulfill an internship requirement, typically completed between the first and second years of a full-time program.

600.  Fund Surv Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate level status, or upper-level undergraduate with permission of instructor, required.  (3 credits)

601/PSYCH 688/SOC 688.  Int to Surv Res Tech.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introductory psychology and statistics and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

614.  Dsn&Anl Com Samp Srv.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 612 (prior completion or enrollment)  (3 credits)

615/SOC 613/PSYCH 618.  Adv Meth Surv Samp.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC 612/PSYCH 687/SURVMETH 612 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

616/PSYCH 683/SOC 621.  Wkshop Samp Techniq.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC 612/PSYCH 687/SURVMETH 612 and/or concurrent enrollment in SOC 613/PSYCH 618/SURVMETH 615 and permission of instructor. Graduate standing.  (3 to 6 credits)

617/STATS 580/SOC 717/BIOSTAT 617.  Sampling Theory.  Advisory pre-requisite: Three or more courses in statistics and preferably a course in methods of survey sampling.  (3 credits)

623.  Data Collection Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Current registration in a Program in Survey Methodology degree program OR previous completion of Fundamentals of Survey Methodology (SURVMETH 600).  (3 credits)

625/SOC 612/PSYCH 687.  Applied Sampling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in statistics; and graduate standing  (3 credits)

630/SOC 711/PSYCH 711.  Quest Design & Eval.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in survey research methods or equivalent experience.  (3 credits)

632.  Cog,Comm,Survey Meas.  Advisory pre-requisite: Background in Psychology is helpful, but not required.  (3 credits)

641.  Comp Anl Surv Data 2.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 681 (prior completion or current enrollment)  (1 credits)

642.  Cmp Anl Srv Data III.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 682 (prior completion or current enrollment)  (1 credits)

651.  Semi-Struc Interview.  (1 to 3 credits)

652.  Intro Focus Group.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in survey research/equivalent experience  (1 to 3 credits)

653.  Comb Qual&Quan Data.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in survey research/equivalent experience  (1 to 3 credits)

654.  Qual Dta Anl Computr.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in qualitative research methods  (1 to 3 credits)

670.  Design Seminar I.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 612, 623  (3 credits)

672.  Data Collect:Practic.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 600 or graduate standing in the Program in Survey Methodology  (2 to 4 credits)

673.  Data Analysis Pract.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 672  (2 credits)

680.  Anlys Survey Data I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Mathematics through college algebra  (3 credits)

681/PSYCH 616/SOC 616.  Anal Survey Data II.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC,PSYCH 613/SOC 510 or PSYCH 684/SOC 614 or equivalent and statistics.  (4 credits)

682.  Anl Survey Data III.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 681/permission of instructor  (4 credits)

685.  Stat Methods I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two course sequence in probability & STATS or equivalent  (3 credits)

686.  Stat Methods II.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 685 OR P.I.  (3 credits)

688.  Bld Test Str Equ Mod.  (3 credits)

691.  Spec Areas Surv Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Some background in survey methodology desirable  (3 credits)

697.  Special Courses.  Advisory pre-requisite: Some background in survey methodology is desirable  (2 to 3 credits)

699.  Directed Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor  (1 to 3 credits)

701.  An Cmplx Sam Srv Dat.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 612 or SOC 612 or PSYCH 697  (3 credits)

720.  Tot Survey Quality I.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 612, 623  (2 credits)

721.  Tot Surv Quality II.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 720  (2 credits)

722.  Random/Nonrandom.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate level course in statistical methods or department permission  (3 credits)

742.  Inference Cmplx Samp.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOSTAT 602/STAT 511, SURVMETH 612 and 617  (3 credits)

744.  Topics Surv Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 612 or SOC 612 or PSYCH 697; and prior or concurrent enrollment in SURVMETH 617 (or SOC 717 or STATS 580 or BIOSTAT 617)  (3 credits)

745.  Practical Tools.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 685 and 686 (statistical methods sequence), SURVMETH 612 (Methods of Survey Sampling) or equivalent with department permission  (3 credits)

746.  Applic Stat Modeling.  Advisory pre-requisite: SURVMETH 685 and 686 (statistical methods sequence), SURVMETH 612 (Methods of Survey Sampling) or equivalent with department permission  (3 credits)

760.  Survey Management.  Advisory pre-requisite: Degree-seeking student in Program in Survey Methodology or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

790/EDUC 890.  Multi-level Analysis.  Advisory pre-requisite: At least one graduate-level course in statistics or quantitative methods, and experience with multivariate regresion models, including both analysis of data and interpretation of results.  (3 credits)

  • Applicants complete a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association; or Complete an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. 
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants are required to provide an official score report. Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores will not be accepted. IELTS 6.5, IBT TOEFL 85
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