4th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

Start: Aug. 6, 2015
End: Aug. 28, 2015
Place: Cologne, Germany
Contact: | GESIS
Organizer: GESIS (German Microdata Lab)
The program for the 4th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2015 is online and registration is open. The Summer School will be held from August 6 to 28 at GESIS Cologne, Germany. 18 courses are scheduled, among which 4 short courses and 14 one-week courses. Here is an overview of the courses on offer this year:



Short courses (August 6-7):

  • Research Data Management (Netscher/Katsanidou/Recker/Trixa)

  • Research Designs and Causal Inference (Eifler/Leitgöb)

  • see further short courses in weeks 2 and 3!



Week 1 (August 10-14):

  • Introduction to Survey Design (Blom/Lugtig)

  • Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus (Reinecke/Kessler)

  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using R (Steinhauer/Würbach)

  • Development, Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Measurement Instruments (Menold/Beierlein)

  • Introduction to Web Surveys (Lozar Manfreda/Berzelak)

  • Design and Implementation of Surveys in Developing Countries (Mneimneh/Kelley)


Week 2 (August 17-21):

  • Understanding and Modeling Measurement Error (Billiet/Revilla)

  • Item Nonresponse and Multiple Imputation (Rässler/Meinfelder)

  • Introduction to Questionnaire Design (Fuchs/Kunz/Metzler)

  • Design and Implementation of Longitudinal Surveys (Lynn/Al Baghal)

  • Questionnaire Translation in Cross-Cultural Surveys (Behr) (Short course, August 17-18)



Week 3 (August 24-28):

  • Planning and Monitoring Survey Fieldwork: Balancing Survey Errors (Feskens/Kappelhof)

  • Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys (Toepoel/de Leeuw/Klausch)

  • Testing Survey Data for Measurement Equivalence across Countries and Time (Schmidt/Davidov/Cieciuch)

  • Sampling, Weighting and Estimation (Zins/Sand)

  • Mobile Web Surveys (Keusch) (Short course, August 24-25)



Thanks to our cooperation with CDSS, University of Mannheim, participants can obtain up to 4 ECTS points per one-week course. In addition to courses, we have prepared a number of plenary and social events including weekly welcome receptions, cultural and social outing as well as evening talks by experts in survey methodology.



The registration deadline is May 31st (but in order to secure a place and affordable accommodation, we recommend early registration). Those who book and pay for a course by April 30th will receive a 50 Euro discount off the one-week course fees. A limited number of bursaries, provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is available for international participants.



You will find more information on our website at www.gesis.org/summerschool.

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