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The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) is a valuable resource of expert knowledge for people working with surveys in the academic, commercial, and public sectors.

RECSM is a multidisciplinary centre focusing on  research in survey methodology (questionnaire design, evaluation of survey questions, fieldwork strategies and supervision, interviewer effects), survey data analysis (political behavior, statistical models for the social sciences, studies of social demography, behavioral and experimental studies and labor market studies), and experimental and quasi-experimental design.  It is formed by different research groups and researchers which are part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University (RECSM members).

 

Besides this, RECSM offers advice and expert knowledge on survey research to academic, governmental and commercial researchers. The Centre pursues this aim through the following activities:

1. Education/Training:
RECSM offers seminars and short courses on methodological issues and statistical techniques during the academic year and in the month of July it organizes the Barcelona Summer School on Survey Methodology.

2. Advice:
RECSM offers customized consulting on survey design.

3. Resources:

Survey Quality Predictor (SQP 2.0)  allows users to consult or create questions, to consult or predict their quality and obtain potential improvements.

Laboratory of political and social sciences available to all researchers for conducting experimental designs as well as qualitative and quantitative computer assisted research.