PSC 203 Survey Research Methods

Political Science Field: Techniques of Analysis
Typically offered every year

Mitch Sanders
Fall 2014 — TR 9:40-10:55

Course Syllabus

Public opinion surveys are a vital component of contemporary politics. In this course we will explore the fundamental elements of survey research: selecting a sample, designing and implementing a questionnaire, interpreting the results, and presenting the findings. This semester, we will pay special attention to surveys about current public policy issues like the environment, immigration, and health care. We will also examine polling done for the 2012 presidential election and the 2014 congressional elections. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.

Michael Peress
Fall 2013 — MW 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of politics through data analysis, with particular emphasis on surveys of the mass public. We will study selecting a sample, designing and conducting a survey, interpreting the results of a survey, correcting for bias in a survey, and measuring the accuracy of a survey. This semester, we will pay special attention to the accuracy of public opinion polling preceding the 2008 primary and Presidential elections. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.

Michael Peress
Fall 2012 — MW 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of politics through data analysis, with particular emphasis on surveys of the mass public. We will study selecting a sample, designing and conducting a survey, interpreting the results of a survey, correcting for bias in a survey, and measuring the accuracy of a survey. This semester, we will pay special attention to the accuracy of public opinion polling preceding the 2008 primary and Presidential elections. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.

Michael Peress
Fall 2011 — MW 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of politics through data analysis, with particular emphasis on surveys of the mass public. We will study selecting a sample, designing and conducting a survey, interpreting the results of a survey, correcting for bias in a survey, and measuring the accuracy of a survey. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.

Michael Peress
Fall 2010 — MW 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of politics through data analysis, with particular emphasis on surveys of the mass public. We will study selecting a sample, designing and conducting a survey, interpreting the results of a survey, correcting for bias in a survey, and measuring the accuracy of a survey. This semester, we will pay special attention to public opinion polling for the 2010 midterm elections. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.

Michael Peress
Spring 2009

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of politics through data analysis, with particular emphasis on surveys of the mass public. We will study selecting a sample, designing and conducting a survey, interpreting the results of a survey, correcting for bias in a survey, and measuring the accuracy of a survey. This semester, we will pay special attention to the accuracy of public opinion polling preceding the 2008 primary and Presidential elections. PSC 203 satisfies the Techniques of Analysis requirement for undergraduate majors and minors in political science.