Spring Workshop, April 8: An Introduction to Survey Research for Senior Thesis Writers

January 28, 2010

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.

Contact Patrick Moynihan for more information (617-384-5663,

PSR Hosts Eric C. Mindich Conference on Survey Quality

April 14, 2009

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 Proposal Opportunities

February 5, 2009

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.


US Census Bureau: Presidential Management Fellows Program

February 5, 2009

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.

US Census Bureau

February 5, 2009


  • Temporary intern positions
  • Salary based on education and experience
  • Duty location: Suitland, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C.)
  • Applications accepted continually
  • For summer employment: Applicants who submit materials prior to May 1, will have a better chance of employment.


JPSM Junior Fellowship Program

February 5, 2009

The JPSM junior fellow program is a cooperative venture of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology.  The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is funded primarily by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide graduate educational programs for the next generation of technical staff in the Federal Statistical System.  Its graduate faculty devote their teaching careers to teaching the multidisciplinary tools …