The Survey Research Laboratory on campus is offering a series of webinars on survey research this spring:
Cross-Cultural Survey Methods
Wednesday, March 16, noon
This seminar will provide an overview of the methodological challenges of conducting cross-cultural survey research and currently available techniques for establishing and/or evaluating equivalence in cross-cultural surveys.
Pros and Cons of Nonprobability Sampling
Wednesday, March 30, noon
This seminar will define nonprobability sampling and provide an overview of the most common types. It will describe the settings in which these types of samples are most appropriate and will offer an assessment of the pros and cons of using them.
Survey Question Response Scale Construction
Wednesday, April 6, noon
This webinar addresses choices and decisions that researchers make when asking survey questions with response scales such as unipolar versus bipolar scales, number of scale points, labeling of scale points, and use of a midpoint.
Fundamentals of Survey Data Set Construction
Wednesday, April 13, noon
This webinar will provide an overview of the basics of survey data set construction, including data coding, management, and editing, as well as issues such as data quality and missing data.
The webinars are free, but advance registration is required (go to http://www.srl.uic.edu/seminars/Spring16Seminars.htm to register). Recordings of past webinars are also available at http://www.srl.uic.edu/seminars.htm.
The Survey Research Lab also partners with the Scholarly Commons to provide free consultations about survey research on Thursday afternoons from 2-5 pm. Stop by the Scholarly Commons or contact us in advance for an appointment time.