Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Data collection and analysis workshop

I just received this post.

Are you planning to gather your own data? The Social Science Data Library (SSDL) presents its fall seminar series: How to Collect Your Own Data: Surveys, Interviews and Focus Groups. These hands-on seminars will take place on September 29, October 27, and November 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, September 29th, we will discuss the practical issues of survey development and implementation, including:

sample selection,

data collection methods (paper surveys, web surveys, phone surveys, etc),

survey instrument development,


data collection,

hiring and training interviewers,

integration of data collection with planned analysis, and

analytical techniques and reporting results.

Peter Mulcahy, Manager of Institute Operations for Temples Institute for Survey Research will conduct these workshops together with SSDL staff. To register or to request more information, send an email to Those registering should include name and affiliation with Temple (educational status, department, college or school, email address, and phone number). Registrants planning to develop surveys should also include a short description of the topic of the survey. Once you register, we will let you know where the seminar will take place.Social Science Data LibraryTemple University(215) 204-5002

Ok, I am registered. I need to make some progress quickly.
There's probably two approaches to fitting methods to a research problem. One approach is to use an existing study or studies as a blueprint. In this approach you can either follow one set of methods closely or pick and choose a set of methods that experience suggests will be fruitful in the context of your research problem. The second approach is to let how you plan to pose your research problem interact with selection of methods. With a particular approach in mind write your problem statement so that problem and method are explicit and support each other.
Ok, I am registered for this on Friday, but have been looking for the exact location on their website, and can't find it. Does someone else know?
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