In online courses offered in the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) program, students enjoy the flexibility that comes with online coursework as well as the opportunity it provides to bring experts from across the nation into their virtual classrooms. However, in online courses it can be challenging when your face-to-face interaction is through video conferencing.
To make personal connections to his students in person, René Bautista packed his bag and headed to Lincoln to teach Questionnaire Design (SRAM 947) in person on the afternoon of September 11.
“In our program, we get to learn from accomplished SRAM alumni. It was an exciting, refreshing and enlightening experience meeting with him in person,” said Oluwafisayo Adeniyan, a SRAM master’s student from Akure, Nigeria.
Bautista is a senior research methodologist in the Statistics and Methodology Department at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago and also serves as associate editor of the Public Opinion Quarterly
. A SRAM Ph.D., he co-teaches Questionnaire Design with another SRAM alumna, Ipek Bilgen. Their teaching of SRAM 947 provides the program expertise and covers a required component for the SRAM program.
For more information on the SRAM program, visit: sram.unl.edu