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Apply now for remaining places: 1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences offers a new research methods training opportunity:

The 1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology.

This event is designed for doctoral students and junior researchers who wish to conduct their own survey,  improve their understanding of the generation and quality of existing survey data, or engage in methodological research. It will take place from August 9 to 25, 2012 at the University of Cologne, Germany.

The programme includes refresher courses, main courses around 10 themes, a stimulating evening as well as a social programme. The main courses are:

1.  Questionnaire Design (Prof. Dr. Marek Fuchs, Tanja Kunz, Matthias Emde)

2.  Complex Survey Sampling, Weighting, Variance Estimation and Design Effects (Dr. Matthias Ganninger, Prof. Dr. Ralf Münnich)

3.1. Measurement Models, Error and Equivalence (Prof. Jaak Billiet, PhD, Melanie Revilla)

3.2. Data Collection and Interviewer Training (Dr. Remco Feskens)

4.  Mail Surveys (Dr. Hans-Jürgen Hippler)

5.  Web Surveys (Prof. Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, Prof. Mick P. Couper, PhD, Nejc Berzelak)

6.  Mixed Methods (Prof. Dr. Margrit Schreier, Prof. Dr. Udo Kelle)

7.  Vignette Analysis: Factorial Survey and Scenario Approach (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Eifler, Dr. Katrin Auspurg, Carsten Sauer, Dr. Lisa Wallander)

8.1. Unit Nonresponse (Dr. Ineke Stoop, Prof. Dr. Jelke G. Bethlehem)

8.2. Item Nonresponse and Multiple Imputation (Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler, Dr. Florian Meinfelder)

9.   Cross-National Comparative Surveys (Prof. Dr. Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, PhD, Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf)

10.1. Translation of Questionnaires (Dr. Dorothée Behr, Brita Dorer)

10.2. Harmonisation of Socio-demographic Variables (Prof. Dr. Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Dr. Uwe Warner)

To apply, please go to our website for further information, a pdf brochure, and access to the application system. Also check out our facebook page!

Dr. Silke Schneider

GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
P.O. Box 12 21 55
68072 Mannheim
Germany and

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