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FORMAT: SINGLE COURSES
LOCATION: ONLINE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
DURATION: 1 TO 4 MONTHS

 

 

CHECK OUT THE IPSDS SINGLE COURSES

Are you interested in attending an individual course? Sign up today for an online course with the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS)! In the upcoming spring semester 2020 (January to May) you can enhance your skills in a specific area in the following IPSDS courses.

 

SURV726 Multiple Imputation - Why and How
Jan 29 - Feb 19, 2020

Expand your knowledge in multiple imputation, a convenient strategy for dealing with (item) nonresponse in surveys.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • understand why multiple imputation should be preferred over single imputation methods in most situations
  • know about the two main approaches for multiple imputation
  • be familiar with various imputation routines for different types of variables
  • know how to implement these routines using R
  • be able to deal with various problems that typically arise when imputing large scale surveys
  • know about various strategies to assess the quality of the generated imputations

See the detailed course description for further information.
Interested in attending the course? Sign up now!


SURV735 Data Confidentiality and Statistical Disclosure Control
Mar 04 - Apr 29, 2020

Learn about statistical disclosure control and focus on generating synthetic data for maintaining the confidentiality of the survey respondents.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • know which measures are typically taken by statistical agencies to guarantee confidentiality for the survey respondents if data are disseminated to the public
  • be aware of potential limitations of these measures
  • have a practical understanding of the concept of synthetic data
  • be able to judge in which situations the approach could be useful
  • know how to generate synthetic data from their own data
  • have a number of tools available to evaluate the analytical validity of the synthetic datasets
  • know how to assess the disclosure risk of the generated data

See the detailed course description for further information.
Interested in attending the course? Sign up now!


SURV635 Usability Testing for Survey Research
Apr 08 - Apr 29, 2020

Explore the concepts of usability and usability testing and why they are needed for survey research.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • understand what usability and usability testing are and how to apply usability testing to survey research
  • learn about moderating techniques, such as the think-aloud protocol and verbal probing
  • learn when to test, where to test and who to test with
  • be able to plan for usability testing (develop protocol guide, determine test metrics, consider hardware/software)
  • learn what to test: conceptual testing, paper prototypes, wireframes
  • understand how to collect, record, and analyze usability data

See the detailed course description for further information.
Interested in attending the course? Sign up now!

 


JOIN OTHER SINGLE ONLINE COURSES

Any other IPSDS course is also offered online through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland. Course schedules, terms and conditions, and information about fees can be found on their website.

If, after viewing the webpage, you still have questions, please contact Jody Williams at the University of Maryland.

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