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The graduate certificate in Survey Research and Methodology provides a firm grounding in survey research methods and data analysis. Certificate courses can also be used toward an M.S. degree. The program is ideal for professionals in a wide range of fields who need to use and understand surveys.

Distance Education Opportunities

All courses are taught on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus; video conferencing options may be possible.

Survey Research and Methodology

  • This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Survey Research and Methodology.
  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Professor Allan McCutcheon
    Department of Survey Research and Methodology
  • Staff Contact
    Barbara Rolfes
  • Faculty Contact
    Professor Robert Belli

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This graduate certificate program consists of 18 semester credit hours: five required courses and one elective. Courses listed below are 3 credit hours each.

The following five courses are required.

SRAM 816 - Principles of Survey Analysis
SRAM 818 - Data Collection Methods
SRAM 819 - Applied Sampling
SRAM 921 - Total Survey Error
SRAM 947 - Questionnaire Design (PSYC 947)

Additionally, the certificate requires one elective from the SRAM MS core curriculum as listed below.

EDPS 870 - Introcution to Education and Psychological Measurement
PSYC 948 - Latent Trait Measurement Models
SRAM 817 - Cross-cultural and Multi-population Survey Methodology
SRAM 824 - Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Marketing (MRKT 824)
SRAM 863 - Advanced Methods of Social Research II (SOCI 863)
SRAM 898 - Categorical Data Analysis
SRAM 902 - Seminar in Research Methods (SOCI 902)
SRAM 915 - Advanced Sampling
SRAM 922 - Randomized and Nonrandomized Research Design
SRAM 941 - Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods (EDPS 941)
SRAM 942 - Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods (EDPS 942)
SRAM 946 - Psychology of Survey Response (PSYC 946)
SRAM 971 - Structural Equation Modeling (EDPS 971)
SRAM 972 - Multivariate Analysis (EDPS 972)
STAT 802 - Experimental Design

More Course Information

The Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.

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