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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

8th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

22.02.2019, by Tina Keil in announcement

August 1st-23rd, 2019 in Cologne, Germany
Registration now open!

We are happy to announce the program of the 8th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. The Summer School 2019 will be held from August 1st to 23rd at GESIS Cologne, Germany. 16 courses are scheduled, among them 4 short courses and 12 one-week courses. New to the program are courses on “Questionnaires for Cross Cultural Surveys” and “Pretesting”. The courses “Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists” and “Factorial Survey Design” return to the Summer School program after a break.

Don’'t miss the opportunity to master advanced techniques of statistical data analyses with renowned international experts. Here is an overview of this year's courses:

Week 0 (01 - 02 August)

  • Using Mplus for Latent-Variable Modeling: An Introduction
    Dr. Matthias Bluemke, Dr. Ai Miyamoto, Dr. Clemens Lechner (GESIS, Germany)
  • Research Designs and Causal Inference
    Prof. Dr. Stefanie Eifler, Dr. Heinz Leitgöb (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata
    Dr. Kathrin Busch, Julia Klinger (GESIS, Germany)
  • Open Access to Research Data. Facing Funders’ Requirements on Making Research Data FAIR
    Dr. Sebastian Netscher, Dr. Anja Perry (GESIS, Germany)

Week 1 (05 - 09 August)

  • Introduction to Survey Design
    Asst. Prof. Dr. Bella Struminskaya (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands), Ulrich Krieger (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus
    Prof. Dr. Jost Reinecke, Georg Kessler (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Questionnaire Design
    Prof. Dr. Marek Fuchs, Anke Metzler (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)
  • Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists: A Refresher Course with R
    Prof. Dr. Michael Greenacre (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain), Dr. Oleg Nenadic (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Week 2 (12 - 16 August)

  • Introductory Course to R with Applications from Data Analysis
    Dr. Jan-Philipp Kolb, Alexander Murray-Watters (GESIS, Germany)
  • Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys
    Prof. Dr. Edith de Leeuw, Asst. Prof. Dr. Vera Toepoel, (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands), Dr. Thomas Klausch (VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Statistical Analysis of Incomplete Data
    Dr. Florian Meinfelder, Angelina Hammon (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • Design and Implementation of Longitudinal Surveys
    Dr. Tarek Al Baghal (University of Essex, United Kingdom), Dr. Alexandru Cernat (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Week 3 (August 19 - 23 August)

  • Questionnaires for Cross Cultural Surveys
    Prof. Dr. Michael Braun (University of Mannheim & GESIS, Germany), Brita Dorer, Dr. Katja Hanke (GESIS, Germany)
  • Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation
    Stephanie Eckman, PhD (RTI International, USA)
  • Pretesting
    Asst. Prof. Dr. Katharina Meitinger (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands), Emily Geisen (RTI International, USA)
  • Factorial Survey Design
    Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany), Dr. Carsten Sauer (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Scholarships, ECTS Credits & More

15 Scholarships are available to Summer School participants. 10 of them are awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/ Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) of the University of Cologne. 5 grants are disbursed by European Survey Research Association (ESRA).

Thanks to our cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences (CDSS) of the University of Mannheim, participants my earn 4 ECTS points per one-week course.

In addition to courses, we have set evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology and prepared a number of plenary and social events such as weekly welcome receptions, cultural and social excursions.
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GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology