1. Babbie, E.R. (1973). Survey Research Methods. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
  2. Busha, C.H., and Harter, S.P. (1980). Research Methods in Librarianship: Techniques and Interpretation. Orlando, FL: Academic Press, Inc.
  3. Don A. Dillman, Jolene D. Smyth, and Leah Melani Christian. (2008). Internet, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method (3 ed.). Wiley Publishing.
  4. Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J. J., Dillman, D. A., & European Association of Methodology. (2008). International handbook of survey methodology. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  5. Dugard, P., File, P., and Todman, J. (2011). Single-case and Small-n Experimental Designs – A Practical Guide to Randomization Tests (2 ed.). Taylor & Francis.
  6. Scheuren, F. (2004). What is a survey? This booklet is written primarily for non-specialists and aims to improve survey literacy among individuals who participate in National Opinion Research (NORC) Surveys or use NORC survey results.

Journals & Newsletters

  1. Journal of Official Statistics
  2. The Journal of Official Statistics is published by Statistics Sweden, the national statistical office of Sweden. The journal publishes articles on statistical methodology and theory, with an emphasis on applications. It is an open access journal, which gives the right to users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles. (Accessed 20 April 2012)
  3. Survey Methodology

    A publication containing the very latest information on the development and application of survey techniques. (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  4. Survey Research Newsletter

    A newsletter published three times a year and serves as a clearinghouse for information about academic and not-for-profit survey research organizations around the world. (Accessed 20 April 2012)

Online Resources

  1. American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

    AAPOR is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of survey and opinion research to give people a voice in the decisions that affect their daily lives.

  2. American Statistical Association Survey Methodology Research Methods Section

    (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  3. The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology

    (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  4. International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS)

    The IASS aims to promote the study and development of the theory and practice of sample surveys and censuses.

  5. Methodspace

    A social network and blog for those involved in research. It provides a place to learn about survey research methods, events and read journal articles. A registration is required.

  6. Proceedings of the ASA Survey Research Methods Section

    (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  7. Queensland Government Office of Economic and Statistical Research

    Information on survey methods. (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  8. RECSM: Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology. Universitat Pompey Fabra.

    (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  9. Statistics Canada Survey Methodology Publications

    This page provides a chronological index of publications relating to survey methodology, including PDF access to these publications. (Accessed 20 April 2012)

  10. Survey Practice

    AAPOR’s e-journal with public opinion and survey research articles and commentary.

  11. Survey Software

    This page is from the ASA Survey Research Methods Section and is a summary of available software for the analysis of surveys with complex sample designs.

  12. Trochim, William M. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition. Internet WWW page, at URL: <> (Accessed 20 April 2012).
  13. The University of Michigan Survey Research Center

    SRC is an international leader in interdisciplinary social science research involving the collection and analysis of data, especially data from scientific sample surveys. SRC conducts some of the most widely cited and influential studies in the world. SRC also advances the scientific method of social research through teaching and training. (Accessed 20 April 2012)


  1. Statistics in Government
    Submission to the Review of the Teaching of Statistics in Universities, 2005-03-06


The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology (CSSM) has teamed up with the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research and the Sydney Business School to provide a graduate program in Survey, Market and Social Research. The Graduate Certificate in Survey and Market Research Methods provides students with the skills needed to develop, conduct and analyse survey data and research. Survey and research methodologies form key elements of the course as these provide the foundation for credible findings in support of social, market, business and health research. The course is intended to meet the needs of professional who are involved in the development or analysis of survey data.The course comprises four core subjects:

  1. Introduction to research design and analysis for survey
  2. Statistical and data collection methods for survey
  3. Survey Methods
  4. Sample design and estimation

It is delivered on a part time basis by the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology at the Sydney Business School located at Circular Quay, commencing early February 2012. CSSM is a Centre for Excellence in Survey Methodology, which has strong links with agencies, businesses and research centres in Australia and Overseas. CSSM attract lecturers with extensive practical experience and respected international reputations from all parts of the world.

Large numbers of surveys are conducted or sponsored by government agencies, research centres and businesses every year. This course will assist participants to enhance the quality and value of research used to inform the decision making of these groups.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, students may progress into either of the:

  1. Masters of Survey and Market Research Methods, which provides development opportunities for professionals in private and public research centres to expand their knowledge and skills in contemporary survey methodologies;
  2. Masters of Marketing and Social Research offered by the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research, which provides development opportunities for people in government, industry and research centres and encourages research into relevant market and social research methodologies.

For more information please contact Anica Damcevski on [email protected]  or 02 4221 5435
or and bring to the attention of anyone they think may be interested.


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