Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques

Now in its 70th year, the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques offers courses and workshops on a wide range of topics on many aspects of survey research, aimed at various skill levels, and in time frames ranging from one to eight weeks. Anyone who works at ISR can benefit from taking courses from the SRC Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute begins June 5, and courses meet through July 28. Topics include the fundamental principles involved in drawing samples, designing questionnaires, data collection, and analysis of survey data. Most courses are held two to three hours every weekday for one or two weeks. Many meet two or three days a week for four weeks or eight weeks. Participants are assigned readings, homework, written projects, and exams.

The Summer Institute has also added new classes among the course offerings, along with online or remote courses to allow more flexibility. Financial aid is available to those who qualify; contact the Survey Research Center Human Resources to learn more.
For more information, visit or call (734) 764-6595 or (877) 880-9389.

ICPSR Summer Program

In 2017, the ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses, with introductory, intermediate, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology. The Summer Program’s curriculum is broken down into two formats: four-week sessions and short workshops.

The four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor; the first session runs from June 26 to July 21, and the second session runs from July 24 to August 18. Registration in a four-week session enables participants to take any of the lectures and workshops offered during that session. Four-week courses range from introductory statistics and regression analysis to advanced studies in time series, Bayesian analysis, and multilevel modeling. Both sessions include special lectures and discussions on important professional topics, such as publishing in journals and academic presses, teaching statistics, encouraging transparency in social science research, and methodological issues in the study of race, ethnicity, and gender.

From May through August, the Summer Program will offer more than 40 short workshops in both the U.S. and international locations including Toronto, Glasgow and Hong Kong. The short workshop schedule covers a wide range of methodologies, from introductory-level material to advanced, cutting-edge statistical techniques to qualitative and mixed methods. New short workshops include “Bayesian Latent Variable Analysis,” “Panel Data Using Stata,” “Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in the Social Sciences,” and “Survey Data Analysis Using Stata.”

For more information, visit or contact or (734) 763-7400.

Summer Learning Opportunities