Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQN0901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
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Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
チカライシ マコト,バギス バルン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon1-4:East Library 3F Seminar Rm A,East Library 3F Seminar Rm B,East Library 3F Seminar Rm C
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures are conducted in a face-to-face format using a projector. Handouts will be distributed in class.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students Master students
Keywords survey method, data analysis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This is an introductory course of survey methodology, including data collection techniques, survey design, post-processing of data, and basic data analysis techniques. 
Class Schedule 1 Introduction
2 Group formation and group work theme
3 Types of errors in surveys
4 Data collection methods
5 Stated choice experiment
6 Contingent valuation method
7 Target population, sampling frame, and sampling (1)
8 Group work (1)
9 Target population, sampling frame, and sampling (2)
10 Group work (2)
11 Nonresponse issue (1)
12 Group work (3)
13 Nonresponse issue (2)
14 Group work (4)
15 Final presentation 
1. Groves, R. M., Fowler, F. J., Couper, M. P., Lepkowski, J. M., Singer, E., Tourangeau, R. (2004) Survey Methodology, John Wiley & Sons.
2. Fowler, F. (2013) Survey Research Methods, Sage Publications. 
PC or AV used in
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Preparation and
Handouts will be posted to Teams one week before the lecture. Students are required to download and read them before the lecture. 
Requirements Basic knowledge on probability and statistics is required to understand the contents of this class. 
Grading Method Grade will be evaluated by the following criteria:
50% --- Small exam (or homework) given in every lecture
50% --- Final presentation and report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This class is provided in English only.  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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