Summer School 2017

The 6th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology took place at GESIS in Cologne from 03 to 25 August 2017. We enjoyed:

  • 216 participants from around 35 countries
  • 11 one-week courses and four short courses
  • the expertise and skills of 31 lecturers and teaching assistants
  • 3 evening talks
  • and numerous outings and social highlights, among which 3 end-of-week parties with live music on the GESIS roof terrace.

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Week 0 (3-4 August)

Short Course A: Preparing Data for Re-Use: A Practical Guide to Processing and Documenting Your Data for Sharing
   Lecturers: Hannah Schwarz, Dr. Anja Perry, Dr. Sebastian Netscher, Alexander Jedinger

Short Course B: Introduction to Data analysis Using Mplus
  Lecturers: Dr. Matthias Blümke, Dr. Daniel Danner, Dr. Clemens Lechner

Short Course C: Research Designs and Causal Inference
   Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Eifler, Dr. Heinz Leitgöb

Week 1 (7-11 August)

Course 1: Introduction to Survey Design
  Lecturers: Ulrich Krieger,  Prof. Dr. Bella Struminskaya

Course 2: Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus
   Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Jost Reinecke, Georg Kessler

Course 3: Introduction to Data Analysis Using R
   Lecturers: Dr. Hans Walter Steinhauer, Ariane Würbach

Course 4: Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys
   Lecturers: Dr. Tarek Al Baghal, Dr. Alexandru Cernat

Week 2 (14-18 August)

Course 5: Questionnaire Design
   Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Marek Fuchs, Dr. Tanja Kunz, Dipl.-Soz. Anke Metzler

Course 6: Structural Equation Modeling with Panel Data
   Lecturers: Dr. Daniel Seddig, Georg Kessler

Course 7: Assessing Measurement Quality
   Lecturers: Dr. Natalja Menold, Dr. Katharina Meitinger, Christina Ramsenthaler, PhD

Short Course D: “Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata”
   Lecturers: Dr. Reinhard Schunck, Dr. Klaus Pforr

Week 3 (21-25 August)

Course 8: Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists
   Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Elff

Course 9: Meta-Analysis in Survey Methodology
   Lecturers: Dr. Bernd Weiß, Jessica Daikeler

Course 10: Sampling, Weighting, and, Estimation
   Lecturers: Stephanie Eckman, PhD

Course 11: Item Nonresponse and Multiple Imputation
   Lecturers: Dr. Florian Meinfelder, Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler

Plenary Program

Evening Talks

10 August, Prof. Dr. Bella Struminskaya -
Data quality in probability-based online panels: Nonresponse, attrition, and panel conditioning

17 August, Dr. Lukas F Stoetzer -
Forecasting Elections in Multi-party elections: A backwards random-walk approach

24 August, Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak -
Why survey methodology ist not a 'real' scientific discipline (yet)

Social and Cultural Events

Short Courses Week

Saturday (5 August): Excursion to Blackfoot Beach in Cologne

Week 1

Monday   (7 August at 20:00): Welcome Reception

Thursday (10 August at 20:00): End-of-Week Party

Saturday (12 August): Excursion to Bonn

Week 2

Monday   (14 August at 20:00): Welcome Reception

Thursday (17 August at 20:00): End-of-Week Party

Saturday (19 August): Excursion to Duisburg

Week 3

Monday   (21 August at 20:00): Welcome Reception

Thursday (24 August at 20:00): End-of-Week Party