Public opinion, ONE SHOT AT A TIME.
May 1-12, 2023
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
We provide exceptional training in survey research theory and analysis. At the center of the program, is the conception, fielding, and analysis by students of a public opinion survey on the most urging issues of the time designed in collaboration with the Angus Reid Institute.
The Angus Reid Institute brings in the classroom its expertise of the most recent and best practices in the industry and administers the survey developed by the students.
Survey Research and Methods
In this 1st course, students will learn methods for conducting public opinion survey, elaborating questionnaires and survey experiment, the ethics of survey research, theories and state of public opinion in substantive policy areas.
During the 2 weeks, students will undertake all the necessary stages required to undertake a public opinion survey, from the selection of research questions and topics to cover, to the development of survey questions, their programming, analysis, and their public communication.
Survey Data Analysis
In this 2nd course, students will learn the main steps for analyzing quantitative survey data, from data preparation and visualization, to univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistics. Students will learn to analyze data with the statistical software Stata.
This program is tailored for professionals and graduate students who want to acquire skills in survey research. Over the two weeks, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge to conduct and analyze their own survey.
The Microprogram in Survey Research and Public Opinion attracts professional candidates working particularly in the fields of civil service, public policy, and market research.
Director of the Canadian Candidates Survey, Ben has conducted multiple citizens and political elites surveys for studying political behaviors.
Ben teaches the French section.
Dan and Ben are exceptional trainers having supervised dozens of students over the years and written books on survey analysis.
Please select the option that applies to you. In any case, please book your place in contacting Prof. Ferland.
6 COURSE CREDITS
Through uoZone in March. Standard UO tuition fees apply.
Students from other universities in Ontario
Through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Program. Home university fees apply.
Students from other Canadian or international universities
Through the special students procedure.