3MC International Conference 2016
As part of an ongoing effort to promote quality in multi-population surveys and to raise the level of methodological expertise in various applied fields of comparative survey research, the Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts will be held July 2016 in Chicago (3MC 2016).
This conference will bring together researchers and survey practitioners concerned with survey methodology and practice in comparative contexts. It will provide a unique opportunity to discuss and present research that contributes to our understanding of survey needs and methods in multi-cultural, multi-national, and multi-lingual contexts. Conference contributions will help document current best practices and stimulate new ideas for further research and development.
2015 CSDI Workshop
We are pleased to announce the 2015 CSDI workshop will be held March 26th - March 28th at City University in London.
The main goal of CSDI is improve comparative survey design, implementation and related analysis. The workshop provides a forum and platform for researchers involved in research relevant for comparative survey methods.
- This years topics include:
- Questionnaire Development and Testing
- Translation, Adaptation and Assessment
- Data Collection Challenges
- Innovative Uses of Technology
- Paradata Use
- Comparative Standard Demographics
- Data Dissemination
- Comparative Analyses
For your convenience here is a list of important dates:
- January 9, 2015 - Online registration opens
- March 1, 2015 - Online registration closes
- March 26 - March 28, 2015 - CSDI Workshop
Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award
The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) jointly support Dr. Harkness’s work by sponsoring the Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award each year. This award recognizes "emerging young scholars in the study of multi-national/multi-cultural/multi-lingual survey research (aka 3M survey research) through support of the winner’s participation in the WAPOR Conference and a cash prize." Please follow this link to donate to this effort in gratitude for Dr. Harkness’s legacy in the field of cross-cultural, comparative survey research.
Dr. Janet A. Harkness initiated the International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation and was one of the driving forces for the Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines (http://ccsg.isr.umich.edu/). Dr. Harkness passed away in 2012. She inspired and influenced cross-cultural research and work through her steadfast conviction that resources must be made available to researchers and survey practitioners if we are to improve comparative survey research methods, dissemination and analysis.
Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI)
The International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI) was founded in 2002 in Brussels by a group of researchers long active in cross-national and cross-cultural survey research. The main goal of CSDI is to improve comparative survey design, implementation, and related analysis and dissemination. The workshop provides a forum and platform for researchers involved in work related to evaluating and/or developing comparative survey methods and tools. A number of CSDI work groups exist to encourage and facilitate cooperation on different key issues.
If you would like to become involved with comparative survey research interests and CSDI activities, please contact us.