GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences offers a new research methods training opportunity:
The 1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology www.gesis.org/summerschool
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 course themes are:
1. Questionnaire Design
2. Complex Survey Sampling
3. Measurement, Interview and Data Quality
4. Mail Surveys
5. Web Surveys
6. Mixed Methods
7. Vignette Analysis
9. Cross-National Comparative Surveys
10. Translation and Harmonisation in Cross-National Surveys
Online application has started, so please go to our website for further information, a pdf brochure, and access to the application system.