Facts about the course
- ECTS Credits:
- Responsible department:
- Faculty of Logistics
- Course Leader:
- Deodat Edward Mwesiumo
- Lecture Semester:
- Spring, Autumn
- 1 week
DRL029 Survey Research Design and PLS-SEM (Spring 2022)
About the course
Survey-based research has been and will continue to be essential in advancing theory and practice in several disciplines. However, publishing survey-based studies in top-ranking journals is challenging. The main criticism is often regarding the validity of the insights provided by such studies. To be successful, researchers must adhere to the conditions under which a study may offer reliable and valid findings. This course aims to expose students to the trappings of high-quality survey research targeted for publication in top-ranking journals. The course will address the entire journey from designing to publishing a survey-based study.
For a detailed descrption of the course, please download this pdf.
The course is connected to the following study programs
A working knowledge of multiple regression analysis
The student's learning outcomes after completing the course
At the end of this course, a successful candidate will be able:
To develop suitable research questions and design a solid survey study
To create an effective questionnaire and data collection strategy
To conduct PLS-SEM on a survey-based dataset
To craft a persuasive survey-based paper
To successfully navigate the review process of a survey-based manuscript
Forms of teaching and learning
The course will involve short lectures and students’ activities. The lectures will cover theory, frameworks and tools used in survey-based research, while the activities will allow students to practice the core skills that the course aims to develop.
Form: A course paper presenting an extended proposal for a survey-based study. The paper must be submitted within two months after attending the course sessions.
Grading: A - F