Summer School 2018

The 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology took place at GESIS in Cologne from 02 to 24 August 2018. We enjoyed:

  • 202 participants from 38 countries
  • 10 one-week courses and five short courses
  • the expertise and skills of 32 lecturers and teaching assistants
  • two evening talks and one panel discussion
  • 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 (2-3 August)

Short Course A: Pretesting Survey Questions
   Lecturers: Dr. Katharina Meitinger, Dr. Timo Lenzner

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

Short Course D: Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata
   Lecturer: Dr. Reinhard Schunck

Week 1 (6-10 August)

Course 1: Introduction to Survey Design
  Lecturers: Dr. Bella Struminskaya, Dr. Peter Lugtig

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. Jan-Philipp Kolb, Alexander Murray-Watters

Course 4: Applied Multiple Imputation
   Lecturers: Dr. Ferdinand Geissler, Dr. Jan Paul Heisig

Week 2 (13-17 August)

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

Course 6: Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys
   Lecturers: Dr. Vera Toepoel, Prof. Dr. Edith de Leeuw, Dr. Thomas Klausch

Course 7: Web Survey Design
   Lecturers: Prof. Mick P. Couper, Dr. Ines Schaurer

Week 3 (20-24 August)

Course 8: Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology
   Lecturers: Dr. Bernd Weiß, Jessica Daikeler

Course 9: Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation
   Lecturer: Stephanie Eckman, PhD

Course 10: Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys
   Lecturers: Dr. Tarek Al Baghal, Dr. Alexandru Cernat

Short Course E: Open Science and Open Data
   Lecturers: Sebastian Netscher, Anja Perry, Anna Schwickerath

Plenary Program

Evening Talks and Panel Discussion

9 August, Dr. Jan Paul Heisig -
Current Issues in the Identification of Context Effects with Multilevel Data

16 August, Prof. Dr. Edith de Leeuw, Prof. Mick Couper, PhD, Prof. Dr. Marek Fuchs -
Present and Future Challenges in Survey Data Collection

23 August, Stephanie Eckman, PhD -
Can Passive Data Replace Active Data in Surveys?

Social and Cultural Events

Short Courses Week

Saturday (4 August): Excursion to Blackfoot Beach in Cologne

Week 1

Monday (6 August at 20:00): Welcome Reception

Thursday (9 August at 20:00): End-of-Week Party

Saturday (11 August): Panorama boat cruise on the Rhine

Week 2

Monday (13 August at 20:00): Welcome Reception

Thursday (16 August at 20:00): End-of-Week Party

Saturday (18 August): Tab Team Rallye (kind of geocashing), lunch and Cathedral ascent

Week 3

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

Thursday (23 August at 20:00): Farewell Party