PSR Conference: The Emerging Science of Internet-Based Survey Research

February 14, 2014

The Program on Survey Research at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University is honored to be able to host a conference focusing on Internet-based survey research as part of the Eric C. Mindich Experimental Social Science Conference Series.  The conference, held on February 28, 2014, aims to benchmark the current state of scientific knowledge in this emerging field and suggest future directions for research.

Data Analytics Internship (With Survey Focus)

October 9, 2013

Reach Advisors --  a NY based strategy research and predictive analytics firm, is looking to hire two research interns based in Cambridge.  They are particularly interested in students who have an interest in analyzing survey data and who are planning on pursuing an MBA or Ph.D.


Further information can be found in the document attached to this announcement.


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Summer Fellowship for Undergraduate Students Interested in Survey Research

October 9, 2013

The Joint Program on Survey Methodology hosts a Junior Fellows program which places students in a paid research assistantship in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington DC area, and provides weekly seminars on topics in survey methodology and careers in survey research.  Examples of agencies include the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics, and others.

More program information and application materials can be found online at:

Census Bureau Releases 2010 American Community Survey Single Year Estimates

September 23, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau today released findings from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS), the most relied-on source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year. The release covers more than 40 topics, such as educational attainment, income, health insurance coverage, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected monthly homeowner costs.

For more information, see the U.S. Census Bureau's website.


JPSM Fellows: Paid Summer Internships at Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington, DC

September 21, 2011

Internship Opportunity at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology

JPSM Fellows: Paid Summer Internships at Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington, DC.

National Competition Summer, 2012

If you like using numbers to learn about people, the economy, and world events, and you will have completed your sophomore or junior year as of June 2012 with a strong academic record, there is an opportunity in Washington, DC waiting for you.

Survey Research Course Guide, 2011-2012

August 22, 2011

This course guide has been compiled by Harvard’s Program on Survey Research as a reference for students interested in the field of survey research. Various schools and departments offer courses related to survey research – and this guide represents our attempt to bring these listings together. Students are advised to check course catalogs for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information.

Upcoming Fall Workshops

September 9, 2010

This fall PSR will offer several workshops targeted to undergraduate students using survey data in their honors theses.

These workshops are geared toward honors thesis authors in the social sciences who are using original survey data in their theses or who plan to conduct analyses of pre-existing data. The workshops will cover different steps of the survey research process, and suggest how to effectively address and discuss potential problems with survey data collection. Contact for details.