701 Basis of Survey Research Method in Administration
- Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
- 2nd or 3rd year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Elective
- Lectures: 20
- Other forms of study: 70
- Individual work: 90
- Lecturer: Jože Benčina, PhD
1. Objectives and competences
- defines problem, asks survey research questions, prepares, and processes survey research,
- uses computational technology and statistical tools for gathering, analysing and presenting results of survey research
- studies literature and builds research construct and questionnaire,
- prepares sampling process, calculates the values of sample parameters and estimates the values of population parameters,
- forms hypothesis, chooses and uses suitable hypothesis testing technique,
- makes critical reflexion to survey results and relates them to the practical situation in public sector.
Student is qualified:
- to examine numerical data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems;
- to use IT equipment and statistical tools to proceed statistical research and create reports and presentation;
- to identify key facts in a range of data;
- to notice when data appear wrong or incomplete, or need verification;
- to distinguish information that is not pertinent to a decision or solution;
- to compare observations or finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies
- to grasp the meaning of statistical information, and apply it to situations at hand.
- Critical insight in survey research methodology
- Survey research in public sector
- From a conceptual model to the questionnaire
- How to design the quality of measurement instrument
- Implementation of a questionnaire
- Sampling methods and response rate problem
- Planning and proceeding survey research
- Data analysis, validation of measurement instrument
- Critical reflexion of the survey research results and fair research reporting
- LEEUW, Edith Desirée de, HOX, Jop, DILLMAN, Don (2008). International handbook of survey methodology.
- L. Erlbaum Associates, New York . 549 str.
- BICKMAN, Leonard, ROG, Debra J. (2009). The SAGE handbook of applied social research methods. 2nd ed. SAGE, Los Angeles. 661 str.
4. Intended learning outcomes
- understand importance of literature research as the ground of survey research design;
- understand the relationship between research construct and survey research design
Students will be able
- to design and realize a survey research;
- to identify and use appropriate statistical techniques for analysing survey research data
- to interpret the results of statistical analysis in terms what the solution means for the problem at hand;
- develop commitment to the critical reflexion to the survey research results in terms not distinguish between non significant different values.
5. Learning and teaching methods
- written and/or oral exam (60%)
- seminar work (project work, seminar workpaper) and/or oral exam (30%)
- coursework and active class participation (10%)