Course Instructor: DMJN/HR334 BR – Public Opinion Research
Faculty/Academic Area :
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Digital Media and Journalism
January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Hours per week/Hours Total :
Anticipated Class Size :
Additional Course Requirements :
Position Summary :
This course provides students an introduction to the two primary methods of public opinion research (surveys and focus groups) as well as some basic statistical methods that are used to analyze the results. Topics will include the nature of random probability sampling, different sampling techniques, the psychology of answering survey questions, survey design, focus group construction, moderation and their interpretation, and basic descriptive and inferential statistics up to and including the ability to understand and interpret a linear regression. At the completion of the course students will be sufficiently familiar with the methods of public opinion research to competently deal with technical experts, interpret results and integrate findings into other projects.
Qualifications – Required :
Qualifications – Other :
Research in relevant scholarly discipline or relevant professional experience is an asset.
Prior teaching experience at the college or university level is an asset.
Undergrad Stipend – $8100.00
Application Deadline :
October 6, 2018
Submit with Application :
Required for All Applicants
Required for External Applicants
Names and Contact Information for Referees
Evidence of Good Teaching
Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)
Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide a Cover Letter and Teaching Dossier.
Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.
This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
Posted on : September 22, 2018
Posting Ends : October 6, 2018
Please Note : For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact Jessica Ryde, email@example.com, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts.
All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary fundi