Checking date: 18/06/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Survey Design and Survey Analysis
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (Plan: 406 - Estudio: 247)


Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The student learns to design and implement a survey. Here are the main competences: 1. Decide the ideal survey type 2. Writing and organizing questionnaires 3. Learning basic principles of basic design 4. Conducting interviews 5. Making a report of results after conducting interviews
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to the representative survey 2. Phases in the preparation of a survey 3. Types of survey and types of interview 4. Questionnaire design: writing questions 5. Questionnaire design: organization of the questions 6. Structuring the questionnaire 7. Sample design 8. Sample selection 9. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing 10. Preliminary analysis of surveys 13. Case analysis I 14. Case analysis II 15. Reporting
Learning activities and methodology
The preferred training activities and methodology for this subject will consist of a constant feedback process between the teaching of brief content and its practical application in class, through group activities. The tutorials will generally be in small groups and will aim to address and resolve doubts that students may have during the process of designing and implementing a fictitious survey.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Bradburn, Norman; Seymour Sudman and Brian Wansink. Asking Questions. Wiley. 2004
  • Converse, Jean and Stanley Presser. Survey Questions: Handcrafting the standardized questionnaire. Sage. 1986
  • Haydn Aarons. A Practical Introduction to Survey Design. SAGE. 2020

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.