Design and Analysis of Surveys

4 days: To be scheduled

person being surveyed

This course covers the principles and practice of designing surveys, and the analysis of data from them. The following topics will be covered:

Course structure:

The four days are deliberately arranged so that there is a weekend break during the course. Each day will consist of four approximately equal-length sessions; the first session of the day will commence at 9:00 a.m. and the final session will end at approximately 4.45 pm. The sessions will mix lecture presentations with practical work; tutorial help will be available.

A certificate will be provided on completion.

All participants will have access to a PC. The statistical package SPSS will be used in the course.

The course is one of the specialised courses offered by the Statistical Consulting Centre. Generally, the Centre offers the introductory course "Statistics for Research Workers" at least twice, and at least one additional, more specialised course.


Participants will need to have some understanding of statistics at an introductory level. For example, participants should know about hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. The course "Statistics for Research Workers" would be suitable preparation.

Course presenter:

The presenter is Associate Professor Graham Hepworth , Consultant for the Statistical Consulting Centre in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Graham has had extensive experience over two decades in the area of design and analysis of surveys, in fields such as medicine, the social sciences, education and agriculture.


Wilson computer lab

The course will be held in the Nanson Lab, Richard Berry Building, Parkville campus.

Parking within the University grounds will not be available.

Trams are conveniently located on Swanston Street,
the centre encourages sustainable forms of transport.

Public transport timetable


Enrolment package:

Application form DAS

Enrol using credit card:

Credit card payment


Other payments require an application form:

Other payment methods form

Please send completed enrolment forms to:
Statistical Consulting Centre
Richard Berry Building
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010

Email: dmai@ fax: 8344 7499.

If you have difficulties downloading the form or any questions related to the course,

Submit an enquiry form

or contact Deb Maillardet on 8344 6995.

If you would like to register your expression of interest in 'Design and Analysis of Surveys' , please complete and submit the following:

Expression of interest