5th Summer School in Survey Methodology
- Week 0, Short Courses
- Short Course A: “Introduction to Research Data Management”
04.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 - Dr. Jonas Recker, Dr. Sebastian Netscher
- Short Course B: "Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus"
04.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 - Dr. Carl Berning, Dr. Carl Berning
- Short Course C: “Research Designs and Causal Inference”
04.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 - Dr. Heinz Leitgöb, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Eifler
- Short Course D: "Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata"
04.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 - Lisa Wanschura, Sven-Oliver Spieß
- Week 1
- Course 1: “Introduction to Survey Design”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Peter J. Lugtig, Dr. Ulrich Krieger,
- Course 2: “Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Framework: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Jost Reinecke, Georg Kessler
- Course 3: “Introduction to Data Analysis Using R”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Dr. Hans Walter Steinhauer, Dr. Ariane Würbach
- Course 4: “Introduction to Web Surveys”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Ph.D. Professor Katja Lozar Manfreda, Dr. Jernej Berzelak
- Course 5: “Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Edith de Leeuw, Asst. Prof. Dr. Vera Toepoel, Dr. Thomas Klausch
- Course 6: “Factorial Survey Designs”
08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg, Dr. Carsten Sauer
- Week 2
- Course 7: “Web Survey Instrument Design”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Prof. Mick P. Couper, PhD, Dr. Frederik Funke
- Course 8: “Understanding and Modeling Measurement Error in Social Surveys”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Melanie Revilla, Prof. Jaak Billiet
- Course 9: “Testing and Evaluating Survey Questions”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Dr. Ting Yan, Aaron Maitland, PhD
- Course 10: “Item Nonresponse and Multiple Imputation”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Dr. Florian Meinfelder, Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler
- Course 11: “Design and Implementation of Longitudinal Surveys”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Dr. Tarek Al Baghal, Dr. Alexandru Cernat
- Course 12: “Questionnaire Design”
15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Marek Fuchs, Dr. Tanja Kunz
- Week 3
- Course 13: “Sensitive Questions in Surveys”
22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 - PD Dr. Ivar Krumpal, Dr. Felix Wolter
- Course 14: “Planning and Monitoring Survey Fieldwork: Balancing Survey Errors”
22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 - Dr. Joost Kappelhof, Dr. Remco C.W. Feskens
- Course 15: “Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists”
22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 - Prof. Dr. Martin Elff
- Course 16: “Testing Survey Data for Measurement Equivalence Across Countries and Time”
22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 - Prof. em. Dr. Peter Schmidt, Dr. Daniel Seddig, Prof. Dr. Eldad Davidov
- Course 17: “Sampling, Weighting and Estimation”
22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 - Stephanie Eckman, PhD
The 5th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology will take place 04 August - 26 August 2016 at GESIS, Cologne. Every August since 2012, lecturers and participants from all over the world and from many different fields come to Cologne to take part in Europe's leading summer school on survey methodology, research design, and data collection---recommended by the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).
Short courses are two-day courses aimed at updating participants skills to better fulfill the entrance requirements of some one-week courses or at providing instruction in a specialized area. Short courses consist of about 6 hours of instruction per day.
One-week courses consist of 4 hours of in-class instruction a day, either in the morning (9:00-13:00) or in the afternoon (14:00-18:00). Outside of these hours, participants are expected to take part in guided individual or group study time for around 2 hours per day (details for each course are provided in the course descriptions). Given the workload of both in-class instruction and study time, participants can register only for one course per week.
Besides courses, participants are welcome to attend evening talks by experts in survey methodology and, thanks to our sponsors, take part in an exciting social and cultural program. Plenary and social program will be shortly announced.
The GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research. It aims to:
- give a broad overview of survey methods;
- equip participants with essential skills in the design, planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance of surveys;
- provide an opportunity to deeply engage with the different tasks of survey design and implementation (such as questionnaire design, sampling, nonresponse and fieldwork monitoring), different survey modes (such as personal interviews, web surveys, and mixed-mode), and research designs involving surveys (such as mixed methods, factorial surveys, longitudinal surveys and cross-national surveys);
- provide participants with good networking opportunities, a supportive social environment, and an exciting time in Cologne.
In addition to the prerequisites mentioned in the syllabi of the courses, all Summer School participants are expected to meet the following general criteria:
· have basic knowledge of empirical research methods;
· have a good command of English as the Summer School will entirely be held in English.