"New Developments in Survey Methodology" Course + Seminar Series

The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) presents its "New Developments in Survey Methodology" Course + Seminar Series, which will be held throughout the 2010-2011 academic year at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The series will bring together some of the foremost European experts in current survey methodology issues and is addressed for intermediate and advanced students from the academic, governmental and commercial sectors.

The series consists of three sessions, each one comprising a two-day course and a seminar. All seminars will be free of charge and will not require any prior registration: anyone interested in the topics covered is welcome to attend. The courses will be taught by top professors in each area of specialty. For reasons of space and logistics, the courses will require prior registration and payment of a small fee (click here for details).

The three planned sessions for the 2010-2011 academic year are the following:

SESSION 1: ATTITUDE MEASUREMENT (October 27-29, 2010)

Course 1: "Attitudes and their measurement using subjective reference points"
(October 27-28, 2010)

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Ákos Münnich, Director of the Institute of Psychology and Head of the Department of Social and Work Psychology of the University of Debrecen, Hungary (CV). For more information on the course, please click here.

Seminar 1: "Four different reasons why one will find two factors for a one dimensional concept"
(October 29,2010)

Participants: Prof. Dr. Ákos Münnich (University of Debrecen, Hungary), Prof. Dr. Wijbrandt H. van Schuur (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain). For more information on the seminar, please click here.

SESSION 2: COMPARATIVE RESEARCH (February 9-11, 2011)

Course 2: "Strategies in comparative analysis: multi-level, multi-group and dummy approaches"
(February 9-10, 2011)

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Bart Meuleman, Assistant Professor of research methodology at the Centre for Sociological Research - University of Leuven (Belgium). For more information on the course and on how to register, please click here.

Seminar 2: "Comparative research: Advantages and disadvantages of the different methodological approaches"
(February 11, 2011)

Participants: Prof. Dr. Bart Meuleman (University of Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Marco Steenbergen (University of Bern, Switzerland) and Prof. Dr. Elmar Schlüter (Social Science Research Centre Berlin, Germany). For more information on the seminar, please click here.

SESSION 3: SAMPLING AND NONRESPONSE (May 30-June 1, 2011)

Course 3: "Probability sampling vs. non-probability sampling: What should we use and why?"
(May 30-31, 2011)

Instructor Dr. Matthias Ganninger, statistician at the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim (Germany). For more information on the course and on how to register, please click here.

Seminar 3: "Probability sampling vs. non-probability sampling"
(June 1, 2011)

Participants to be announced. For more information on the seminar, please click here.