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
March 12-13, 2015  Writing Questions for Surveys 

The course is also known as Questionnaire Design.

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 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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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 

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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 

Book included.

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

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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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Fall dates to be determined.  Statistical Analysis with Missing Data 

Trivellore E. Raghunathan University of Michigan Roderick Little University of Michigan   Location to be determined.    
December 7-8, 2015  Introduction to Survey Sampling 

Colm O'Muircheartaigh Harris School, University of Chicago, NORC James M. Lepkowski University of Michigan, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 
 
January 21-22, 2016  Experimental Design for Surveys 

Roger Tourangeau Westat   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center    
March 10-11, 2016  Writing Questions for Surveys 

Nora Cate Schaeffer University of Wisconsin-Madison   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 
 
May 2-3, 2016  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 
 
Dates to be determined.  Introduction to the Federal Statistical System 

Book included.

Brian A. Harris-Kojetin Office of Management and Budget Hermann Habermann Committee on National Statistics and Private Consultant   Location to be determined.    
Dates to be determined.  Creating and Updating Price Indexes: Theory and Practice 

Registrants should bring a scientific calculator to class.

Dennis J. Fixler Chief Statistician of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Richard L. Valliant University of Michigan, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland   Location to be determined.    
Dates to be determined.  Web Survey Design 

Book Included

Mick P. Couper University of Michigan   Location to be determined.    

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