The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology permanently organizes courses at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The courses normally cover some of the latest advancements in survey methodology and are addressed for intermediate and advanced students from the academic, governmental and commercial sectors.


2022 Fall Courses

This fall 2022 courses will be imparted by Dr Marco Steenbergen (Zurich University), an expert on political behavior and methodology.

The courses are:

  • “Modeling Vote Choice: New and Old Approaches”. November 3rd.  6-hour course. Online and on-site. 
  • “Introduction to Data Science for Politics”. November 23rd & 24th. 12-hour course. Online and on-site.

Registration will open September 26th.


6-hour course: 100€

12-hour course: 150€

Past courses


"Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Field Experiments" (program) Instructors: Donald P. Green, Columbia University (March 5-6, 2015)


"Predicción de la calidad de las preguntas de la encuesta utilizando el programa SQP: Mejora de las preguntas y corrección de errores de medición" (.pdf)
Instructors: Melanie Revilla, RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
(November 17-18, 2014) 


"Continuous time modeling of panel data by means of structural equation modeling (CT-SEM)" (.pdf)
Instructors: Dr. Han Oud (Behavioural Science Instutute - Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Dr. Manuel Voelkle (Center for Lifespan Psychology - Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany).  (March 6-7, 2013)


"Evaluation and improvement of survey questions using Survey Quality Prediction (SQP)" (.pdf)
Taught by Melanie RevillaDiana Zavala Rojas, and Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra) (July 2-3, 2012)


"Statistical methods for policy evaluation and causal inference in observational studies" (.pdf)
Taught by Dr. Bruno Arpino (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
(March 28-29, 2012)


"New Developments in Survey Methodology" Course Series (October 2010 - May 2011)
Session 1: "Attitudes and their measurement using subjective reference points" (.pdf)
Taught by Dr. Ákos Münnich (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
(October 27-28, 2010)
Session 2: "Strategies in comparative analysis: multi-level, multi-group and dummy approaches" (.pdf)
Taught by Dr. Bart Meuleman (University of Leuven, Belgium)
(February 9-10, 2011)
Session 3: "Probability sampling vs. non-probability sampling: What should we use and why?" (.pdf)
Taught by Dr. Matthias Ganninger (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)
(May 30-31, 2011)


"Design and Evaluation of Questionnaires for Survey Research" (.pdf)
Taught by Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
(December 10-11, 2009)