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Colloquium: Survey Research Methodology

Colloquium: Methods in Economics - Survey Data Collection and Analytics


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This page is a one-stop info source for students participating in the two courses, 43494 and 50768. We expect to have a higher volume of communication by email this semester. When confused, you can visit this page and get all the necessary info and materials sorted out. The most recent emails sent to you will be posted as "Recent Announcements" below.

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi

Faculty of Business and Economics

University of Basel

Housekeeping rules and what we will cover in each session.

For those who want to access essential emails from the instructor without opening your email client. Password-protected area for registered students.

Recent Announcements

Email: March 22, 2021


Subject: Survey Methods - R first-timers will mainly be next week

Dear all, 


A quick message before I enter a meeting and teaching marathon today.


I made a critical mistake in timing one of your R-related tasks. Therefore, I will cover the main content of “R for first-timers” next week on Mar. 29. The main reason is that, as we work from home, you need to install R before being able to use it. This part needs to be done on your own with your own computer.


Therefore, between now and next week, please install R. I am attaching a handout related to this task. Remember I have office hours on Tuesdays from 15:00-16:00 if you have any questions.


Have a nice day and see you later.



Email: March 3, 2021

Subject: Survey Methods - (Homework instruction) Qualtrics upgrade

Dear all, 


As promised, I am sending you the second important announcement before Session 2. That is the instruction for a homework assignment. 


Watch the instruction video (7 minutes) [LINK] and set up your Qualtrics account. You will need a personalized code in the attached document. Don’t forget to email me at the end of the procedure. I expect the whole thing, including watching the video, to take less than 15 minutes. (The video and the attached document are also on the course webpage.)


Don't forget to read Bain et al.'s article, too. See you Monday.


Best wishes, 


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