Survey Lab staff and faculty adjuncts regularly offer courses in social science research methodology to University of Chicago graduate and undergraduate students. Classes are held at the Survey Lab facilities in the Edelstone Center, Room 151. Course listings change regularly; below are descriptions of commonly-offered courses. In addition, the Survey Lab offers a research practicum for advanced graduates students in topics around qualitative research for questionnaire design
SOCI 30118 - Survey Research Overview
This course is designed to walk you through the many phases of interview-based research, with an emphasis on overall research design that links each design decision to a central research question within the limits of time and budget constraints. Topics covered include sampling, questionnaire construction and data collection.
SOCI 40164 - Involved Interviewing
This in-depth investigation into interviewing hard-to-pentrate communities and populations begins with the assumption that the researcher as interviewer is an integral part of the research process. We turn a critical eye on the interviewer's role in getting others to talk and learn strategies that encourage fertile interviews regardless of the situational context.
SOCI 40177 - Coding & Analyzing Qualitative Data
In this hands-on course, students learn how to organize and manage text-based data in preparation for analysis and final report writing of small-scale research projects.