This short course introduces statistical survey methods necessary to acquire information from people and analyze the collected information in an objective way which would minimizes bias and errors in the final conclusion. In order to obtain appropriate information for your study it important to know whom do you ask, how many people do you ask and how do you ask .This short course would cover some of these issues. The topics to be covered includes the key stages for survey designs (A clear research problem, population to be studied, sampling methods and sample size calculation, data capture methods, questionnaire design and pilot study) and analysis of survey data. Specifically the following sampling methods will be covered: simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling. Practical data will come from a survey on Tanzanian farmers in four districts of Rukwa region regarding factors affecting maize commercialization.
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