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Survey Research - Statistical Analysis and Estimation, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 7 days
    Duration
Utrecht, Netherlands
The Survey Research - Statistical Analysis and Estimation course 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.

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

Under pressure of changes in modern society and technology, survey methodology is rapidly changing. This course aims to provide participants with state of the art knowledge and application oriented skills for survey analysis and estimation.

An overview of theory and practice of survey analysis and estimation is given, including the use of R for complex survey analysis.

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
  • Credits
    1 ECTS

    1.5 ECTS credits.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Complex sampling
  • Nonresponse adjustment
  • Measurement error
  • Analysis of incomplete data and advanced use of administrative data

Audience

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 such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the International Social Survey Program (ISSP).

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Utrecht Summer School is open for students with a minimum age of 18 and you don’t have to be presently enrolled in an university to apply. 
  • Utrecht Summer School offers academic programs on various levels. Therefore you have to be at least a bachelor student to be eligible to our program. 
  • Most of the courses are directed at currently enrolled students, but also open to professionals with an academic degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
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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.

Funding

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