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Summer School in International Survey Methods

The Summer School in International Survey Methods is a 9-day intensive training program in survey methods with a particular focus on applications outside the US. The school takes place in person on Vanderbilt’s campus and features a variety of instructors working at the cutting edge of survey research around the world. Instruction is geared toward graduate students, faculty, or research practitioners in the social sciences, though advanced undergraduates may also apply. The final session will offer an opportunity for interested participants to present their own in-progress research involving survey data.


Dates: June 19-29, 2023

Location: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Program cost: $1,500, including housing on Vanderbilt’s campus. Participants will cover their own travel to and from Nashville.



Application deadline: February 15th, 2023

Please email with any questions.

Summer 2023 Schedule:

Day 1: Introductions and Theories of Survey Response (Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University)

Day 2: Questionnaire Design (Allyson Holbrook, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Day 3: Sampling (J. Daniel Montalvo and Georgina Pizzolitto, Vanderbilt University)

Day 4: Telephone and Online Surveys (Joshua Clinton, Vanderbilt University)

Day 5: Indexes and Factor Analysis (Drew Engelhardt, University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

Day 6: Weighting and Imputation (Instructor TDB)

Day 7: Survey Experiments (Taylor Boas, Boston University)

Day 8: Panel Surveys (Bryn Rosenfeld, Cornell University)

Day 9: Paper presentations (Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University)