Sociology (SOCI) - Survey Research (formerly SOCI 4126)

SOCI 3226  Survey Research (formerly SOCI 4126)


SOCI 2126 or SOCI 3126, and SOCI 2127 or SOCI 3127


SOCI 3005 and SOCI 4126


Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory work per week for one term.




This course familiarizes students with all aspects of survey research in sociology. Students learn to plan sample surveys and to design questionnaires for different media (e.g. mail, internet, self-completion, and face-to-face). Specific issues for the course include sampling theory and practice, and reliability and validity in survey research. Statistical techniques for analysing survey data and for assessing reliability and validity are examined using SPSS.

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