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Survey Research - Statistical Analysis and Estimation, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 7 days
    Duration
Utrecht, Netherlands
Note: this program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This program, offered by Utrecht Summer School, is based on a total survey error perspective and discusses the major sources of survey error. Participants will be presented with tools for detection and adjustment of such errors. Analysis methods are introduced using both SPSS and R.
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Overview

Changes in technology and society strongly influence modern survey research. Survey Research - Statistical Analysis and Estimation course offered by Utrecht Summer School covers the essentials of modern survey analysis and estimation, and is organized by the Department of Methodology and Statistics (UU) in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Lectures, practical applications, and computer classes are alternated.

The course is intended for advanced students and professionals in such fields as social and behavioral research, marketing, business, health sciences, and official statistics. The course aims at researchers who intend to design and analyze their own survey, but also at researchers who analyze secondary data sets, such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the International Social Survey Program (ISSP).

Central to the course is survey quality and the reduction of Total Survey Error (coverage, sampling, nonresponse, adjustment, measurement error, and processing error). Participants will be presented with tools for detection and adjustment of such errors. Analysis methods are introduced using both SPSS and R.

Course aim

This course aims to provide participants with state of the art knowledge and application oriented skills for survey analysis and estimation. After the course, participants are ready to apply the learned towards their own data or archived data sets, and are able to take advanced training in complex survey statistics and adjustment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 7 days
    • Duration description

      24 August - 28 August

  • Credits
    1 ECTS

    1.5 ECTS credits.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • The course consists of formal lectures, less formal presentations or case studies, and practical exercises (with feedback) that apply the tools presented in the lectures. A typical course day starts at 9.00 and ends at 17.00 with breaks for coffee, lunch and tea.
  •  In general, the morning session consists of lectures and presentations, and the afternoon session is a computer lab where the topics of the morning are applied on example data. At the last day (Friday) after the morning program, there is the opportunity for individual consultation. Students who want to use this opportunity are expected to prepare for this in advance.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  •  The course aims at researchers who intend to design and analyze their own survey, but also at researchers who analyze secondary data such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the International Social Survey Program (ISSP).
  •  This course assumes general knowledge of survey methodology and statistics. Participants should be acquainted with the basics of Analysis of Variance, Multiple Regression Analysis, standard errors, and have some hands-on experience with a statistical package (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS). No prior knowledge of R is assumed. A maximum of 40 participants will be allowed in this course. Please note that the selection for this course will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    700 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
  • EU/EEA

    700 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
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Housing fee:€ 200.00

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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