Survey Research

This seminar provides an overview of the whole process of a survey research project, including survey design, implementation, and statistical analyses. Students will learn theoretical foundations as well as practical application of statistical methods, which provide them the knowledge to conduct and analyze survey results by using statistical software, such as R.

Qualifications aims:
The seminar should prepare students to conduct empirical research projects, e.g. as part of a master thesis, according to scientific standards.


  • Important: The application deadline for the seminar in WS23/24 is 15.10.2023.
  • Please email shanzi.xue[at] to apply for the seminar including your name, matriculation number, contact information, study program, current semester as well as your transcript of records.
  • This is a hybrid course, including video lectures and in-person sessions. Watching the relevant video lectures before each session is essential to meaningfully participate in this course.

Course type:

Presentation (approx. 20 min.): 20%
Seminar Paper (5000-8000 words): 80%

6 C
Exam requirements:
To pass the course, students have to
write a seminar paper and give a final presentation.
They have to demonstrate that they are able to
systematically apply their knowledge of survey research methods.   
Attendance: 28 hours
Self-study: 152 hours

Entrance requirements:

Recommended prerequisites:
Basic statistical knowledge and basic understanding of R Programming
Language: English Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian J. Froese
Cycle: Every winter semester

Term: 1 Semester
Max. students:
Recommended semester: