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
September 25-26, 2014  Bayesian Inference for Surveys 

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Roderick Little University of Michigan Trivellore E. Raghunathan University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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October 16, 2014 (1-Day Course)  Presentation of Economic Data 

Deborah P. Klein U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Michael D. Levi U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Hyattsville, MD 

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November 6-7, 2014  Quality Adjustment Methods for Price Indexes 

Registrants should bring a calculator or deivce device permits convenient calculation of sums, averages, and percentage changes.

John S. Greenlees U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Hyattsville, MD 

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December 2-3, 2014  Introduction to Survey Sampling 

Registrants should bring a calculator or device that includes a square root function.

Colm O'Muircheartaigh Harris School, University of Chicago, NORC James M. Lepkowski University of Michigan, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Hyattsville, MD 

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January 22-23, 2015  Issues in Data Science: Unpacking 'Big Data" 

All registrants must bring an Internet connected laptop or tablet.

Cliff Lampe University of Michigan   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Hyattsville, MD 

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February 10-11, 2015  Leveraging Mobile & Social Technologies for Data Collection 

Michael W. Link Nielsen   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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February 25, 2015 (1-Day Course)  Introduction to the Federal Statistical System 

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

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March 12-13, 2015  Writing Questions for Surveys 

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

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March 30-31, 2015  Practical Tools for Sampling 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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April 16-17, 2015  Introduction to Survey Management 

Registrants should bring a simple arithmetic function calculator.

Steven G. Heeringa University of Michigan Nancy Gebler University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 
 
May 4-5, 2015  Total Survey Error 

Paul P. Biemer RTI International, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Lars Lyberg Stockholm University   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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May 28-29, 2015  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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June 16-17, 2015  Designing and Conducting Business Surveys 

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Diane Willimack Gustav Harladsen Ger Snijkers   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 
 
September 18, 2015 (1-Day Course)  Practical Tools for Nonresponse Bias Studies 

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

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