The first GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology will take place at the University of Cologne between August 9 and 25, 2012. It is a joint venture of GESIS and the University of Mannheim.
The GESIS Summer School offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research. It aims to equip participants with essential skills in the design, planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance of surveys of households, individuals or organisations.
In this first year, three two-day refresher courses, seven two-week and six one-week main courses are on offer. The one-week courses can be booked as a two-week theme or independently. The courses cover themes related to survey methodology reflecting the whole survey life-cycle as well as different research designs, e.g. questionnaire design, mail and web surveys, sampling, mixed methods, vignette studies and cross-national surveys.
The Summer School is designed for advanced graduate and PhD students as well as post-docs and junior researchers interested in improving their knowledge and skills in survey methodology from all relevant fields.