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IASS News - April 2011


Message from the IASS Scientific Secretary


Registration for the 2011 IASS Short Courses


Registration for the IASS short courses is now open and registration information and materials can be found on:
. On this web page, you can select your registration category (member/non-member developed/developing country) and then see a description of the short courses, the instructors and the course fee. To register for a class, you must do so through this website.


The IASS is pleased to offer and recommend the excellent accommodations at Trinity College. All rooms are centrally located on the historic campus. Rooms are serviced daily and continental breakfast is included. Information and online reservations for accommodation are available at:
For best rates, please use the promotion code “IASS” when using the online reservation page.


As IASS Scientific Secretary, I will be coordinating this activity in close liaison with the ISI short course coordinator and the Local Hosts in Dublin. If at any time you have questions or concerns about the 2011 IASS short courses, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Schedule of the 2011 IASS Short Courses at the 58th ISI WSC 2011 in Dublin

Session 1 Session 2
17 August 18 August 19 August 20 August
Introduction to Survey Sampling
(Steven Heeringa and Colm O’Muircheartaigh)
Web Survey Design
(Mick P. Couper)
Methods for Longitudinal Surveys
(Peter Lynn)
Business Survey Methods
(Mike Hidiroglou and Wesley Yung)
Introduction to Survey Quality
(Paul Biemer and Lars Lyberg)
Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data
(Jay Breidt and Kirk Wolter, NORC)
Workshop on Editing and Imputation of Survey Data
(Eric Rancourt and Jean-Francois Beaumont)