ALL PLACES ON THE SUMMER SCHOOL HAVE BEEN FILLED
This Summer School will familiarize people with the strategies, techniques, tactics, and issues in the development of surveys as measurement instruments. It will emphasize the theoretical, measurement and practical considerations (including reliability and validity, etc.) in the development of measurement instruments. The Summer School will include demonstrations and hands-on practice in survey development and data analysis and detailed materials will be provided.
Specifically, the Summer School will cover the following topics:
- The role of surveys in the research process;
- Sampling errors and survey non-response;
- Identifying survey instruments that best fit a particular research or evaluation situation;
- Designing and constructing surveys for measuring unobservable traits;
- Analyzing data collected using surveys to examine their psychometric properties; and
- Examining statistical evidence to evaluate the psychometric properties and utility of a survey.
The institute aims to balance the measurement and statistical concepts introduced with the practical aspects of survey and scale development. Participants will be provided with the materials and instruction needed to develop a solid understanding of the topics covered and will gain experience in applying those concepts. Since each day’s instruction and activities build on those introduced on the previous day, participants should plan to attend all days.