JPSM Short Courses

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology offers a variety of short courses. JPSM plans to add short courses to the schedule throughout the coming year. Be sure to bookmark this website so you can review the updated schedule. JPSM offers Fellowships to qualified registrants from groups traditionally under-represented in the field. JPSM Sponsors and Affiliates receive special rates. Please click here to be added to the JPSM notification list.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call JPSM at 800-937-9320 or email jpsmshort@umich.edu. For Economics courses call 301-314-7911 or email course@survey.umd.edu.

Online registration and payment by credit card are required. Credit card payments may be done online either at the moment of registration or post registration using the registrant registration number. Credit card payments are due before the start of the course. Check individual course descriptions for specific deadlines. JPSM online registration uses a secure encrypted connection to protect the confidentiality of your registration data.

JPSM Courses
Date Course
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Instructors Facility/Location Registration
December 6-7, 2016  Introduction to Survey Sampling 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: September 30, 2016. DEVICE: All registrants must bring a calculator, laptop, phone, or pad device that includes a square root function for calculation in order to complete group exercises.

Colm O'Muircheartaigh University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, NORC at the University of Chicago James M. Lepkowski University of Michigan, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland   Summit
Washington, DC
 

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January 30-31, 2017  Writing Questions for Surveys 

Nora Cate Schaeffer University of Wisconsin-Madison   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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February 7, 2017 (1-Day Course)  Issues in Data Science: Unpacking 'Big Data" 

Cliff Lampe University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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February 21-22, 2017  Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples 

BOOK INCLUDED. Registrants should bring a scientific calculator or a device downloaded with the latest version of R and PracTools.

Richard L. Valliant University of Michigan, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland Jill A. Dever RTI International   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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March 8-9, 2017  Leveraging New Technologies for Understanding Attitudes and Behaviors 

Michael W. Link Abt SRBI, President and CEO   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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March 29, 2017 (1-Day Course)  Introduction to the Federal Statistical System 

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Brian A. Harris-Kojetin Committee on National Statistics Hermann Habermann Committee on National Statistics and Private Consultant   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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April 14, 2017 (1-Day Course)  Nonprobability Survey Samples 

Courtney Kennedy Director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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May 1-2, 2017  Introduction to Survey Estimation 

Registrants should bring a scientific calculator, or a device with a similar function, to complete in-class exercises. Registrants would find it beneficial to bring a laptop or device that has spreadsheet software such as MS Excel.

David Morganstein Westat Sunghee Lee University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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May 23-24, 2017  Introduction to Survey Management 

Brad Edwards Westat Nicole Kirgis University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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June 6-7, 2017  Designing and Conducting Business Surveys 

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Diane K. Willimack U.S. Census Bureau Ger Snijkers Statistics Netherlands   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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September 25, 2017 (1-Day Course)  Practical Tools for Nonresponse Bias Studies 

Jill Montaquila DeMatteis Westat, Joint Program in Survey Methodology Kristen Olson University of Nebraska-Lincoln   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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October 19-20, 2017  Experimental Design for Surveys 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: September 30, 2017

Roger Tourangeau Westat   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 

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November 15, 2017 (1-Day Course)  Statistical Uses of Administrative Records (AR) 

Joe Sakshaug   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC
 
 

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