Coursera, a provider of online courses also called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) , is running the free course Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys starting 6 October 2014.
The course is being run by Frederick Conrad, Ph.D. and Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D., two professors from the University of Michigan.
From the outline:
This course will cover the basic elements of designing and evaluating questionnaires. We will review the process of responding to questions, challenges and options for asking questions about behavioral frequencies, practical techniques for evaluating questions, mode specific questionnaire characteristics, and review methods of standardized and conversational interviewing.
If you would like to gain a better understanding of survey and questionnaire methods, then you might want to check out this course (also, it is free).
- Week 1 – Overview on standardized interviewing
- Week 2 – Response Proces
- Week 3 – Asking Factual Questions
- Week 4 – Measuring Attitudes
- Week 5 – Testing Questionnaires
- Week 6 – Putting it all together
More information can be found on the Coursera website – Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys.
Want to know about other courses?
There are other free online courses for international development / global aid professionals as well.