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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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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November 5-6, 2015  Statistical Analysis with Missing Data 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Registrations for this course will receive a discounted rate if paid by September 30, 2015.

Roderick Little University of Michigan Trivellore E. Raghunathan University of Michigan   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
East Hyattsville, MD 

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December 7-8, 2015  Introduction to Survey Sampling 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Registrations for this course will receive a discounted rate if paid by September 30, 2015. CALCULATOR: Registrants must bring a 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   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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January 21-22, 2016  Experimental Design for Surveys 

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

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February 12, 2016 (1-Day Course)  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
East Hyattsville, MD 

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February 24-25, 2016  Web Survey Design 

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Mick P. Couper University of Michigan   College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
East Hyattsville, MD 

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March 10-11, 2016  Writing Questions for Surveys 

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

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March 24, 2016 (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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April 6-7, 2016  Using Paradata in a Responsive Design Framework 

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James Wagner University of Michigan Brady T. West University of Michigan   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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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 

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May 23-24, 2016  Creating and Updating Price Indexes: Theory and Practice 

Registrants should bring a scientific calculator, or a laptop/tablet with a similar function, to class in order to complete in-class exercises.

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   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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June 13-14, 2016  Synthetic Data: Balancing Confidentiality and Quality in Public Use Files 

Registrants should bring a device downloaded with the latest version of R and the R package synthpop.

Joerg Drechsler Institut fur Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung Jerry Reiter Duke University   Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
Washington, DC 

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June 23-24, 2016  Introduction to Survey Management 

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

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