The Summer Institute: ISR’s deep dive in Survey Research Techniques & Big Data

Join Us Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30am in 1430 ISR

Brady West, Raphael Nishimura, and James Lepkowski

Take an hour dive into ISR’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques (SISRT). With our Faculty, you’ll learn about:

– Big Data and Survey Data enhancement and intersection
– Continuing education to strengthen skill sets
– SISRT’s long history & evolution
– Training opportunities & investment
– Distinction between SISRT and the ICPSR Summer Program

Presented by ISR Perspectives Committee in the Getting to Know ISR series.

Refreshments provided.

Now in its 73rd year, The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a training program offered by the Survey Research Center at ISR providing summer courses in data collection, survey design and sampling methods to an international audience of research professionals and students from a variety of quantitative disciplines. Anyone who is interested in the survey research process can benefit from taking courses in the Summer Institute.


Brady T. West’s research interests include the implications of measurement error in auxiliary variables and survey paradata for survey estimation, survey nonresponse, interviewer effects, and multilevel regression models for clustered and longitudinal data. He is the lead author of a book comparing different statistical software packages in terms of their mixed-effects modeling procedures “Linear Mixed Models: A Practical Guide using Statistical Software”, and he is a co-author of a second book entitled “Applied Survey Data Analysis.”

James Lepkowski received a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. His current research interests involve the development of survey data collection and analysis methods, including the design of telephone samples for households in the U.S.; the behavior of analytic statistics when data are obtained from complex sample surveys; imputation methods to compensate for item missing data in surveys; weighting to compensate for unit nonresponse; and the interaction between interviewer and respondent in the survey interview.

Raphael Nishimura is the Director of Sampling Operations of the Survey Research Operations (SRO) within the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). He holds a PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of São Paulo. His main research interest includes sampling methods, survey nonresponse and adaptive/responsive designs.

classroom dialog at ISR Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques
classroom dialog at ISR Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques