Decision making in the many fields relies on the ability to conduct research and critically interpret data. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of survey research, advancing their understanding and skills in social science research methodologies. Students will critically analyze data and results from survey research and public opinion polls. They will also learn how to collect, analyze and interpret original survey data. Assignments may include reading, individual and group projects, fieldwork, written assignments, and oral presentations. Instructor-led discussions/class time including discussions and tasks.