GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences Summer School. Date: 09-25.08.2012. Site: Cologne, Germany. Deadline: 10.12.2011
It is the right place to go for PhD students and junior researchers planning to run their own survey, but also those who analyse secondary data and want to know more about how the data came about and how to assess their quality. The Summer School will be hosted in a new building at the University of Cologne.
The GESIS Summer School will not only give a broad overview of survey methods, but provide an opportunity to deeply engage with the different tasks of survey design and implementation (such as measurement, questionnaire design, sampling, nonresponse and fieldwork monitoring), with different survey modes (such as mail and web surveys), and research designs involving surveys (such as mixed methods, factorial surveys, and cross-national surveys).
The courses offer engaging instruction in state-of-the-art knowledge and application oriented skills, provided by an international team of survey specialists. Our instructors come from a diverse set of countries and fields, and we welcome applicants from all countries and fields.
Participants benefit most from a course that matches their prior skills and knowledge. We thus recommend strongly that applicants check the course requirements indicated in the detailed description of every individual course. All prospective participants need to have basic knowledge of empirical research methods and the survey process, such as from a Social Science Master’s degree class on empirical research methods. Some courses may have higher specific requirements that will be indicated in the detailed programme. In order to meet those requirements, participants can brush up their knowledge and skills in intensive two-day refresher courses on August 9 and 10. The Summer School will entirely be held in English; thus a good command of English is also expected.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen H. P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik
Dr. Silke Schneider