Survey Design Courses


For further information, please contact Professor Peter Stopher at peter.stopher@sydney.edu.au or at +61 (0)438 644 430.

Presenter

Professor Peter Stopher is Professor of Transport Planning at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in The University of Sydney Business School and Director of PlanTrans Pty Ltd. He has bachelors and doctorate degrees from the University of London and has worked in England, the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. He has more than 45 years of experience as an academic at universities such as Northwestern University, Cornell University and Louisiana State University in the US, and at the University of Sydney, and also as a professional transport planner and consultant. He has published around 280 articles as book chapters and as papers in various professional journals and conference proceedings, has authored eight books and edited a further seven books, including authoring Collecting, Measuring, and Assessing Data with Sample Surveys, published in early 2012 by Cambridge University Press and is currently writing his ninth book on Transport Policy with co-author John Stanley from Melbourne. He teaches and conducts research in transport policy and planning, survey methods, environmental analysis, and travel demand modelling, and has pioneered a number of advances in travel demand models and travel surveys over the years.

Venue

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
The University of Sydney Business School
Minter Ellison Conference Room
Level 13, St James Campus
173-175 Phillip Street
Sydney

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Survey Design and Monitoring

Tuesday 1 July - Thursday 3 July 2014
8.00am to 5.00pm

This course introduces students to the concepts of designing and implementing data collection procedures, particularly through surveys of human populations. The course introduces the design of data-collection instruments, protocols for undertaking surveys of human populations, pilot surveys and pre-tests, survey ethics, survey administration, coding and archiving of data, and response rates. The course includes a survey clinic on the afternoon of the third day. Students are requested to bring with them a recent or under-development survey that they would like to have reviewed in the survey clinic.

Fee

The total fee per course, including all course materials (including "Collecting, managing, and assessing data using sample surveys" by Peter Stopher, Cambridge University Press), refreshments and lunches, for the five days is:

  • $750 for academics
  • $1,250 for consultants/government employees
  • $650 for students

Where four or more persons from the same organisation attend, a 10% discount per attendee will be granted.

Register and pay online

This is a catered event, please advise at time of registration any special dietary requirements.


Advanced Survey Design

Monday 14 July - Thursday 17 July 2014
8.00am to 5.00pm

This course introduces students to the statistical concepts of designing and implementing data collection procedures, particularly through surveys of human populations. The course introduces simple sample designs, and covers computation of sampling errors and population statistics,and validation of survey data. A brief review of statistical principles is included at the beginning of the course. The course will include significant in-class exercises to be undertaken by the students.

Fee

The total fee per course, including all course materials (including "Collecting, managing, and assessing data using sample surveys" by Peter Stopher, Cambridge University Press), refreshments and lunches, for the five days is:

  • $1,150 for academics
  • $1,450 for consultants/government employees
  • $800 for students

Where four or more persons from the same organisation attend, a 10% discount per attendee will be granted.

Register and pay online

This is a catered event, please advise at time of registration any special dietary requirements.