Survey Research Webinar Series Spring 2017

If you’re interested in learning how to conduct research, you’ll want to check out the Survey Research Webinar Series! Each webinar is free to University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students and begin at 12:00 pm Central time. The following is a list of the semester’s offerings:

  • Organizational Surveys. Wednesday, February 15
    • Presenter: Timothy Johnson

    • Individuals are not the only unit of analysis when conducting social surveys! Increasingly, surveys are focusing on larger social groupings. This workshop will address some of the unique aspects of organizational surveys and some of the best practices for conducting them.

    • Register here
  • Introduction to Political Polling. Wednesday, March 1
    • Presenter: Allyson Holbrook

    • This webinar will explain how surveys or “polls” are used to predict and understand political elections and how political polls are different from other kinds of surveys, and the strengths and weaknesses of political polls. Political polling will be considered particularly in the context of the 2016 presidential election.

    • Register here
  • Ethics in Survey Research. Wednesday, March 8
    • Presenter: Timothy Johnson

    • This webinar 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, and secondary research subjects.

    • Register here
  • Introduction to Survey Sample Weighting. Wednesday, March 15
    • Presenter: Linda Owens

    • This webinar will cover the basics of constructing statistical weights for survey samples. It will cover the underlying rationales for using sample weights, consider the different kinds of sample weights commonly used, and provide basic examples of each.

    • Register here

 

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