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Designing Survey Research

Designing Survey Research

This course is closed for further applications.

The course objectives are to: introduce the purposes and applications of survey research in economics, business, and other social sciences; and to explore the entire process of implementing survey research, including research design, question and instrument design, mediums of implementation, and planning for data analysis and reporting.

Students who will benefit from this course include those who want to broaden their skills in quantitative research methods, and those who will apply surveying to their own academic research or professional practice.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

Students should be familiar with basic descriptive statistics and graphs for quantitative data.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Sheldon Gen


Academic profile

Sheldon Gen is Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at San Francisco State University. He has taught courses on education policy, organizational accountability and quantitative analysis. Furthermore, he also teaches courses in public administration, environmental policy and data analysis.