UIC Online: University of Illinois at Chicago

Program Information

Survey Research Methods Certificate

The Survey Research Methods online certificate program will teach expertise in designing and conducting surveys, managing survey data collection projects and analyzing survey data. The program will offer a series of high-quality courses to meet the following goals:

  • Provide a basic knowledge of the choices involved in designing a survey, including selecting the most appropriate mode; making decisions about design elements to increase participation or data quality; selecting a sample; and writing a survey instrument or questionnaire.
  • Equipping students with the skills necessary to conduct and manage a survey project (either by collecting the data oneself or when subcontracting the data collection to another agency).

  • Giving students an understanding of the statistical procedures used to process and analyze survey data, including methods of cleaning data; methods for estimating and correcting for survey nonresponse; weighting of survey data; and correcting for complex sampling designs.


College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

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School of Continuing Studies

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(312) 355-0423

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