GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

Event Information

City
Cologne
Country
Germany
Date
End Date
Synopsis

Every August since 2012, the GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place at GESIS, Cologne. 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).

We are happy to announce the detailed program of the 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology that will take place from 02-24 August 2018 in Cologne. Please find a full list of courses below.

The full program including detailed course descriptions is available at training.gesis.org, where you can also register for the courses of your choice.

Week 0 (Short Courses, 02-03 Aug)
Pretesting Survey Questions
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus
Research Designs and Causal Inference
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata

Week 1 (06-10 Aug)
Introduction to Survey Design
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with MPlus
Introduction to Data Analysis Using R
Applied Multiple Imputation

Week 2 (13-17 Aug)
Questionnaire Design
Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys
Web Survey Design

Week 3 (20-24 Aug)
Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology
Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation
Design and Implementation of Longitudinal Surveys
Open Science and Open Data (Short Course, 20-21 Aug)

Detailed course descriptions are available at training.gesis.org, where you can register for the courses of your choice.

Who should attend the GESIS Summer School?
The GESIS Summer School is made for you if you are an advanced graduate or PhD student, a post-doc, junior researcher, or survey professional from any relevant field, who:

  • is interested in improving their general knowledge and skills in survey methodology;
  • is planning to run an own survey or is working for a large-scale survey project;
  • wants to update their methodological expertise in specific areas of survey methodology;
  • wishes to engage in methodological research with survey data;
  • wants to better understand processes of data collection;
  • wants to learn how to assess data quality;
  • wants to learn how to properly analyze survey data.

Prerequisites
In addition to the prerequisites mentioned in the syllabi of the courses, you are expected to

  • have basic knowledge of empirical research methods;
  • have a good command of English, as the Summer School will entirely be held in English.

Course structure
Short courses are two-day courses that aim 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 classes per day.

One-week courses consist of 6 hours of classes a day of which around 2 hours are tutorials or labs or exercises (details for each course are provided in the course descriptions).

Given the daily workload, participants can register for one course per week only.

Plenary and Social Program
The GESIS Summer School offers a varied plenary and social program. Every Thursday, participants are invited to attend evening talks by Survey Methodology experts. For more details on talks, please refer to the Summer School guide that will be made available to participants some weeks before the Summer School.

As social program, participants are invited to join us in having a good time at our welcome receptions every Monday and end-of the week parties on Thursday after the evening talk. Furthermore, cultural whole day excursions will be offered at the weekends. More details on the three excursions will be made available to participants some weeks before the Summer School.