Development of skills to plan a survey including how to identify appropriate research questions, sample participants, construct and validate a questionnaire, and analyse data descriptively.
The lecturer will give support to students to choose a research topic, which will be developed in the assignments. The paper will give an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaire methodologies and help prepare students for research at master's level.
|Paper title||Survey Methods|
|Points||15 points 15 points 15 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018), 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018), 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 13 April 2018)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,373.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,745.00|
- PUBH 708
- Limited to
- MA, MSc, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- (i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of first semester. (iii) Please note that from 2019, this paper will be offered in the first half of the second semester.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
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Christchurch Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunedin Campus: email@example.com
- More information link
- View more information on postgraduate studies in Public Health
- Teaching staff
- Wellington Campus: Professor Janet Hoek
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Dunedin Campus: Dr Helen Harcombe
- Paper Structure
- Overview of the survey design process; concepts and theory in survey research/developing research questions; doing a literature search
- Writing up a literature search; research ethics; sampling
- Qualtrics online surveys; constructing survey questions; questionnaire construction and validation
- Undertaking a survey: Data collection methods; pilot surveys and administering surveys
- Preparing the data: Using Qualtrics or SPSS; preparation for analysis
- Analysis and statistical tests; descriptive analysis of data; interpreting and writing up data; statistical tests and what is required by a biostatistician
- Portfolio Assessment:
- Part 1 40%
- Part 2 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Christchurch Teaching Sessions
- Tuesday mornings 27 February through 3 April, 9am-12pm
- Tuesday 6 March, 9am-4pm
- Tuesday 20 March, 9am-4pm
- Tuesday 27 March, 9am-1pm
- Please refer to the timetable below or in eVision.
- Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
- Design a rigorous, ethical survey study
- Construct and validate a questionnaire
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to analyse and present survey data
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Tel 64 3 364 3602