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FREE SURVEY RESEARCH SEMINARS

Fall 2013


The UIC Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) is offering six seminars on various aspects of survey research methodology this semester. The series is free to University faculty, staff and students, but attendance for each seminar is limited and advance registration is required. You may register for as many seminars as you wish through the links below.

The seminars will each be held from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m in the College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen, in Room 139. The Power Point presentation for each seminar will be available a day or two prior to each seminar at the following link:

http://www.srl.uic.edu/SEMINARS/semnotes.htm

Copies of these slides will not be distributed at the workshop.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 
 
1
  Ethics in Survey Research
Thursday, September 26, 2013
 
    Presenter: Timothy Johnson, Director  
   


This workshop will provide an overview of ethical considerations in the conduct of survey research. Some of the topics to be discussed include informed consent, confidentiality, interviewer training & oversight, refusal conversions, and secondary research subjects.

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2
  Cognitive Testing
Thursday, October 3, 2013
 
    Presenter: Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor, Public Administration and Psychology  
   


This seminar will provide an overview of methods used to assess the cognitive processes by which respondents answer survey questions. Topics will include the cognitive steps respondents go through in order to answer survey questions, potential problems respondents may experience at each of these steps and the ways that researchers identify these problems, and solutions for addressing specific problems respondents may have with answering survey questions.

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3
  Survey Nonresponse
Thursday, October 10, 2013
 
    Presenter: Linda Owens, Assistant Director  
   


This workshop addresses two types of nonresponse. Unit nonresponse occurs when a selected person or responding unit (e.g., business or agency) does not participate. Item nonresponse occurs when a respondent does not answer one or more questions or items in a survey. Each type of nonresponse will be defined, and the causes and consequences of each type of nonresponse, strategies for minimizing and correcting for each type of nonresponse, and issues involved in reporting nonresponse will be discussed.

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4
  Survey Design Considerations
Thursday, October 17, 2013
 
    Presenter: Jennifer Parsons, Associate Director
   


What are the pros and cons of different data collection modes? How do I budget for my survey? Do I need pay respondent incentives? How long should I plan for data collection? Before you plan your next survey, attend this workshop for an overview of effective budgeting, planning, and management of your study.

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5
  Field Interviewing
Thursday, October 24, 2013
 
    Presenter: Doug Hammer, Senior Field Coordinator  
   


This seminar presents as overview of general techniques and procedures that apply to telephone and in-person interviews. Topics will include gaining respondent cooperation, maintaining neutrality and confidentiality, and techniques for collecting complete, accurate, and standardized data in centralized and decentralized settings.

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6
  Sampling Hard-to-Reach Populations
Thursday, November 7, 2013
 
    Presenter: Karen Retzer, Sampling Operations Supervisor  
   


This seminar will provide an overview of available strategies for the survey sampling of hard-to-reach populations. Topics to be discussed include types of populations, probabilistic and non-probabilistic sampling techniques, and sample frame development and availability. Examples from SRL surveys will be provided.

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