POL 351: Social Surveys in Contemporary Society (Fall 2014)

Course Material
Syllabus
Course Readings
Note Sets
Data
Homework Assignments
Final Project
Practice Questions for Exam (Solutions)
Course Resources
QuickCalc Spreadsheet
Table of the Normal Distribution


Course Schedule
Class 1 (Aug. 26) - Intro
Class 2 (Aug. 28) - Class Canceled
Class 3 (Sept. 4) - Overview and Research Design, Topic 1, Readings [1]-[2] assigned
Class 4 (Sept. 9) - Overview and Research Design continued
Class 5 (Sept. 11) - Overview and Research Design continued, History of Polling, Sampling
Class 6 (Sept. 16) - 
Sampling continued, Descriptive Statistics, Topic 2, Readings [1]-[4] assigned
Class 7 (Sept. 18) - Descriptive Statistics continued
Class 8 (Sept. 23) - 
Descriptive Statistics continuedTopic 3, Reading [1] assigned
Class 9 (Sept. 25) - Descriptive Statistics continued
Class 10 (Sept. 30) - 
Descriptive Statistics continued, Homework 1 assigned
Class 11 (Oct. 2) - Sampling Error, Topic 4, Readings [1]-[2] assigned
Class 12 (Oct. 7) -
Sampling Error continued, Homework 1 due
Class 13 (Oct. 9) - Sampling Error continued

Class 14 (Oct. 14) - 
Sampling Error continued
Class 15 (Oct. 16) - 
Sampling Error continuedHomework 2 assigned
Class 16 (Oct. 21) - Nonresponse

Class 17 (Oct. 23) - Nonresponse continued
, Topic 5, Readings [1]-[2] assignedHomework 2 due
Class 18 (Oct. 28) - Nonresponse continued, Measurement Error, Topic 5, Readings [3]-[5] assigned
Class 19 (Oct. 30) - 
Measurement Error continued
Class 20 (Nov. 4) - 
Measurement Error continued, Likely Voter Models, Topic 6, Readings [1]-[2] Assigned, Homework 3 assigned
Class 21 (Nov. 6) - Likely Voter Models, Topic 7, Reading [1], Chapters 1-2 Assigned
Class 22 (Nov. 11) - Questionnaire Design, Topic 7, Reading [1], Chapters 3-4 and Readings [3]-[5] Assigned, Homework 3 due
Class 23 (Nov. 13) - 
Questionnaire Design continued
Class 24 (Nov. 18) - Review Session for Exam
Class 25 (Nov. 20) - Exam, 6pm-8:30pm
Class 26 (Nov. 25) -
Class 27 (Dec. 2) -
Class 28 (Dec. 4) - In Class Presentations of Survey Results