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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 and summer semesters 2020 (January to August) you can enhance your skills in a specific area in the following IPSDS courses.

 

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!


SURV665: Introduction to Real World Data Management
Jun 1 - Jul 27, 2020

Learn about multiple types of data and be able to manipulate them in order to prepare them for analysis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • understand the stages involved in preparing data for analysis
  • understand the concept of tidy data
  • understand the basics of using R
  • know how to write their own functions and loop over them
  • know how to import and export data
  • know how to clean data in R
  • know how to merge data
  • know how to manipulate textual data
  • know how to manipulate date/time data
  • know how to use tables and graphs to explore data

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


SURV699M: Review of Statistical Concepts
Jun 3 - Aug 19, 2020

Be up to speed on statistical reasoning, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • understand sample and population and know how to apply statistical methods appropriately
  • be able to apply basic probability
  • know basic probability distributions and how to apply them
  • perform hypothesis tests and construct confidence intervals
  • regression analysis, including multiple regression and logistic regression

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


SURV736: Web Scraping and APIs
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2020

Explore web technologies fundamental to gather data from internet resources, such as HTML, CSS, XML, and JSON and learn how to scrape content from static and dynamic web pages using state-of-the-art packages of the R software.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • have an overview of state-of-the-art research that draws on web-based data collection,
  • have a basic knowledge of web technologies,
  • be able to assess the feasibility of conducting scraping projects in diverse settings,
  • be able to scrape information from static and dynamic websites as well as web APIs using R, and
  • be able to tackle current research questions with original data in their own work

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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