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Survey Research Methodology

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The course gives an introduction to survey research methodology, to provide Master students with the fundamental knowledge about this method for collecting and analyzing data for their thesis.

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Course description

The course aims at providing Master Students, who are in the process of preparing their Master Thesis, with the basic knowledge about survey research methodology, which is a very popular and valuable method for collecting structured data from a high number of respondents. The course will cover the whole process, from the definition of the research model to data analysis, providing a high level overview.

You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.

Project number 574050-EPP-1-2016-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


No prerequisite knowledge is required, but a basic understanding of the fundamentals of statistics is useful.

Discussion forum

The forum of this MOOC is freely accessible and participation is not guided; you can use it to compare yourself with other participants, or to discuss course contents with them.

Quizzes and scores

The course is organized into different weeks and modules. At the end of the course, you will find a quiz to check your understanding.

Certificate of Accomplishment

The Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completed the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website.

Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition.

The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.


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Course Faculty

Federico Caniato

Federico Caniato

Federico Caniato is Full Professor of Supply Chain and Purchasing Management at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He earned a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He is the director of the International Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management of MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business.

His research interests are in the fields of Supply Chain and Purchasing Management, in the last years he has focused on Supply Chain Finance and Supply Chain Sustainability.

He is the director of the Supply Chain Finance Observatory, the leading research initiative in Italy on the topic, in close collaboration with the international Supply Chain Finance Community.

He authored several international publications on various Operations and Supply Chain Management journals, and he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.

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  1. Classes Start

    mar 14, 2022
  2. Classes End

    mar 05, 2023
  3. Length

    3 Weeks
  4. Estimated Effort

    1-2 hours/week
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