Survey data provide valuable information for the study of public opinion and behavior, and they are commonly used in several fields, such as elections, public policy, economics, and education. This course will teach students the fundamental skills necessary to design, implement, and analyze survey data. By the end of the course, students should be able to design and conduct an original survey. This course does not assume any prior knowledge of statistical methods. The classes incorporate both reading material and hands-on practice in survey design. The course format will include lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises, and a final project. For the final project, students will develop a survey research plan on a topic of their own choosing that will be developed throughout the classes.

Fall 2023 Student Team

Class picture from Fall 2023. Students posing with their professor around a table.

Jeremy Abraham ’24
Emily Bennett ’24
Tiger Bjornlund ’24
Henry Carlson ’25
Abdiasis Daauud ’27
Steven Donovan Jr. ’24
Jack Kane ’25
Nick Kaufman ’26
Jack Marottolo ’26

Roshni Mirani ’24
Chukwudi Udechukwu ’27
Greg Peterson ’24
Sarah Schlosberg ’25
Marc Smith ’24
Parker Sondag ’26
Owen Sweet ’25
Erik Voloshin ’24
Evan Wacks ’25

Spring 2023 Student Team

Students with Natalia de Paula Moreira during the spring 2023 semester

Benas Babenskas ’25
Josh Bennett ’25
Chris Chiu ’25
Joseph Flinn ’23
Sam Folse ’23
Maya Gollaher ’24
Yun Huynh ’25
Reef Kabalin ’25
Jeferson Lantigua ’26
Noah Lin ’24
John Maranto II ’25
Margaret Melcher ’24
Devin O’Sullivan ’25
Drew Olsen ’24
Jack Pacheco ’23
Riya Patel ’26
Matthew Rettinger ’25
Emmett Schillinger ’25