Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Foundations of Survey Research

when 5 August 2013 - 9 August 2013
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 795

This course covers the foundations of modern survey methodology and analysis. Topics covered include survey design, questionnaire construction and testing, different modes of data collection (including web and mixed mode), basic survey analysis techniques such as non-response analysis and scale construction. Guidelines for different phases of the survey from design to implementation, analysis and reporting will be discussed.

This course is organized by the Department of Methodology and Statistics (UU) in cooperation with Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Course leader

Prof. dr. E.D. de Leeuw

Target group

Whether you are working with survey data, or intend to carry out a survey yourself, if you want to know more about designing and analyzing surveys this course is for you. This course assumes a general background in social research, but no specialization in methods and statistics.

The course is intended for students and professionals from a variety of fields, such as social and behavioral research, marketing, business, health sciences, and official statistics, who would like to learn more about the survey process.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of theory and practice of modern survey design and statistics. After the course, participants are ready to apply this knowledge towards their own surveys, and able to take more advanced training in survey methodology and analysis.

Credits info

1.5 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 795: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 595: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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