Master's Degree

Course Information
Survey Development

Course Description
This course is designed to provide the expertise required to design and conduct survey research. Students will understand the instruments (scales/questionnaire) used in data collection processes and acquire the statistical skills necessary to develop and test these survey instruments. This course uses both theory and practice. Hands-on training will be provided via SPSS package for data analyses, and Qualtrics will be used for web-based surveys.
Contacts
Instructor

Will Doss
Office: 479-575-3799
wd009@uark.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., & Christian, L. M. (2014)
Publisher: Wiley Press


Course Access
 
About 3 - 4 weeks before the semester starts, they will receive an email inviting them to the University of Arkansas organization. If students do not have a Microsoft account, they will have to create one. Students taking a course taught by the University of Arkansas will be granted access to the University of Arkansas course management system, Blackboard. An email will be sent to the email address provided by the student's home university with detailed instructions about procedures for logging into Blackboard and the online course. If students have not received the invite they can contact the University of Arkansas campus coordinator, Madison Fielding. If they are having trouble with logging into Blackboard, they can contact our IT Help Desk at 479-575-4357.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Macy Burgess is a graduate of the family and community services degree.I made the decision to switch specializations in my master’s program mid-way through my degree. This change took me from the traditional on-campus experience to the Great Plains IDEA online experience. The switch seemed intimidating to me but it ended up being an incredible experience that I would not have gotten if I'd taken all classes at one university. Getting to dive into courses offered at schools all over the country was beneficial as it opened pathways for communication and sharing of knowledge with students and faculty I would not normally have interacted with. 

– – Macy Burgess, Family and Community Services Graduate Student,
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