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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This two-hour workshop, led by PSR's Patrick Moynihan, will present an overview of the survey research process for undergraduate students approaching their senior thesis. This session will focus on some of the unique aspects of survey data, and will acquaint students with the resources within PSR as well as the university more broadly to accomplish a survey-based project.
The workshop will take place in CGIS-South, Room S-153, from 5-7 pm.
On April 17, 2009, the PSR hosted this year's Eric C. Mindich Conference on Experimental Social Science, which covered the topic of Survey Quality. Conference speakers included some of the foremost experts in survey methodology, as well as leading experts in survey quality from government and the media.
The conference was held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Tsai Auditorium, Center for Government and International Studies South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138.
TESS is an NSF-funded infrastructure project called Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) that offers researchers opportunities to test their experimental ideas on large, diverse, randomly-selected subject populations. Submit proposals on the website.
For the past 27 years, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and its predecessor, the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, have been attracting outstanding masters, law, and doctoral-level students to the Federal service. The PMF Program seeks candidates who display excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and analytical skills, decision-making ability, and the potential to perform in leadership positions.