Survey Methods, 7.5 credits

Surveymetodik, 7.5 hp


Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Ann-Charlotte Hallberg

Course coordinator

Ann-Charlotte Hallberg

Director of studies or equivalent

Ann-Charlotte Hallberg


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 201944-202003 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Economics) 5 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 5 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Entry requirements

Completed Introductory Statistics, basic course, 7.5 HE credits (or the equivalent).

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student should acquire a basic understanding of and basic knowledge in methodology for observational studies, so-called survey methods.

On completion of the course, the student should
- be able to use the most common sampling methods,
- have the ability to formulate questionnaires for collection of data for further processing and analysis,
- in a knowledgeable way be able to assess the quality of data and interpret the results of the analyses.

Course content

Methods for observational studies are covered in the course: questionnaires, sampling plans, non-response follow-up, processing and analysis by means of computers.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, teaching sessions, individual and joint supervision in a larger project work, seminars and computer exercises. Language of instruction: Swedish.


A written examination is normally given in the course. In the examination, written and oral presentation of project is normally also included.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för datavetenskap
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PROC Project 3.5 credits U, G, VG
TENC Examination 4 credits U, G, VG
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