Certificate in Survey Process

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Certificate in Survey Process
Monday-Thursday, 9-12 September 2024
0900-1600 ET
4 Day Course
On-line (Zoom)

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The MORS Certificate in Survey Process is a four-day course for all analysts seeking to gain a practical understanding in the various aspects of research survey methodology. The course will cover the basic principles of survey research and will provide participants with guidance in the design and execution of high-quality surveys.

MORS has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer this certificate. Participants will receive a number Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion, in accordance with the number of contact hours determined by Virginia Tech.


Our expert instructor will guide participants through the key aspects of properly designing, fielding, and analyzing surveys. A variety of topics will be covered, including:

  • Survey instrument design
  • How to avoid pitfalls and ensure the capture of quality data
  • Rules of thumb and pain-points when crafting survey questions
  • Modes of data collection
  • Statistical estimation
  • Methods and use cases for survey data analysis


Day 1 Why & What are Surveys & Decision Maker Bias
Day 2 Question and Questionnaire Development, Design and Analysis
Day 3 Pre-Test, Focus Groups and Sampling
Day 4 Post Collection of Survey Data


Mr. W. Kulzy
Mr. Walter W. Kulzy

Mr. W. Kulzy is a Senior Operations Research Scientist with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. He previously served for 21 years in the United States Navy as an Operations Research Analyst and Logistics expert. His experiences include Readiness Officer with Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), M&S team lead with US CENTCOM, Chief Analytics Officer for Naval Weapon Systems Support (WSS), Operations Officer for US SOCOM Wargame Center, and Logistics Lead for Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSW DevGroup). He earned his master’s degree in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Virginia Tech. His other educational accomplishments include the Supply Chain Management Executive program at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University and the Executive Program for Business and Innovation Strategy at Harvard University.


  • Using Machine Learning Techniques to Strengthen insights from Survey Analysis, TBD
  • (Design) Thinking Through Strategic Level Wargames for Innovative Solutions; Phalanx Journal, June 2019
  • Using the Social Framework of Trust to Better Understand Trust in Government (Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making) Sep 30, 2016 publication description CRC Press
  • The Survey Process: With Emphasis on Survey Data Analysis; Phalanx Journal, June 2015
  • From Data to Information: Using Factor Analysis with Survey Data; Phalanx Journal, June 2012
  • Modeling & Evaluating Indigenous Population Attitudes in Support of Irregular Warfare Analysis; NPS Thesis, April 2012
  • Africa Knowledge, Data Source and Analytic Effort (KDAE) Exploration; TRADOC Center, 2012
  • White Paper: Cultivate Human Behavioral Modeling into the Decision Space; CENTCOM, 2016


The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee. This option won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart. If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org.

Employer Member Non-Member
MORS Government Sponsor*  $2,700  $2,800
U.S. Federal Government  $2,800  $2,900
National Research Partner
(IDA Employees Only)
 $2,755  $2,850
 All Others  $2,900  $3,000

*Government Sponsor organizations include: Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Secretariat of the Air Force, Studies and Analysis SAF/SA; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA