assignment has the following student learning objectives:
State the steps involved in survey design so that
others may replicate you efforts in order to insure reliability.
Apply proper spelling, grammar, and citation style
rules and guidelines.
Demonstrate knowledge of reactivity, anonymity and
confidentiality, bias, sample, validity, population, percentages vs. percentage
Analyze sample validity by way of a table construction
using sample vs. population percentages.
section in paragraph form using the subheadings below. Use clear topic
sentences at the start of each section and employ proper in-text citations
where necessary with full bibliography at the end of the paper.
Hypothesis: State your research hypothesis and
include your diagram of dependent and independent variables.
Survey Instrument: Describe the type of survey used.
Specify the number of items in the entire survey, whether they are open or
closed; the overall organization of the survey, including item sequencing.
Where in the survey are your survey
questions placed and why?
Administration: How was the survey administered?
Describe the procedures of survey administration; discuss strategies for
reducing respondent reactivity, ensuring
confidentiality and/or anonymity, and use of incentives. Demonstrate your
knowledge of these terms. State the approximate time it took for respondents to
complete the survey.
Sampling Design: State the target population. What
type of sample was used and why? Explain limitations of the sampling design
related to representativeness. State the completed sample size.
Validity: Introduce Table 1. Place population values in left column and sample values on the right. Compare sample characteristics (using
our data set) with population characteristics about India provided by CIA
Factbook (see https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html) or other official data source
about India. Cite the source in your table and in the bibliography, using ASA
style guidelines. Choose two (2) socio-demographic variables to
include in your table: sex, religion, age, etc. State the variable as a
percentage in columns of your table with the total number (N) for the
population and sample at the bottom of each column the table. Write one short paragraph
per trait, so two (2) short paragraphs in total. Be specific about your
assessment: compare each category and state the percentage-point difference between the population and the sample,
including direction of error. Did we oversample or undersample this category? That
is, is this category over-represented or under-represented in our sample compared
to the official data? See the sample Table 1 below. You can either state
percentages as whole integers (e.g. 50%) or tenths (e.g. 51.1%)—just be
consistent. Make sure your entire table is on the same page and not broken into
two parts on two separate pages. Here is an example:
Table 1: Socio-Demographic
sure to complete two (2) different tables on two (2) separate socio-demographic
Conclusion: Provide a brief overall assessment
of the sample representativeness (i.e. external validity).
specific length requirement. Your work should be double-spaced (except for tables) using Times New Roman characters and size
reference list must include complete bibliographic information of each cited
article, following the ASA style guide.