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 (3MC 2016) will be held July 25 - 29, 2016 in Chicago.

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 multicultural, multinational, and multilingual contexts. Conference contributions will help document current best practices and stimulate new ideas for further research and development. 


Registration is Open 


The Conference Program and Conference Schedule are Now Available


Conference Short Courses

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering ten short courses on various 3MC topics:  
  • Design and Implementation Challenges of International Surveys
  • Mixed Mode Methods in the 3MC Context
  • Sampling in the 3MC Context
  • Questionnaire Design for 3MC Studies
  • 3MC Analysis: Multilevel SEM
  • Survey Translation Methods for 3MC Studies
  • Cognitive Interviewing Methodology in 3MC Contexts
  • Sources of Error in Cross-Cultural Surveys
  • Detecting and Interpreting Item Bias in 3MC Studies
  • Paradata in 3MC Studies  

For full descriptions, instructor bios, and fees, please click here.  

Conference Hotel Information

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue •  Chicago • Illinois • 60611 • United States
Phone (1)(312) 943-7200 • Reservations (1)(866) 716-8108

We have negotiated a special rate of $215 per night. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. The hotel has agreed to extend this special rate to the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings Conference attendees.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please stay at the conference hotel unless sold out. Conference expenses are in part based on the number of attendees staying at the hotel. Thank you!

To make your reservation online, visit the 3MC Conference Hotel Registration page.   

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For your convenience here is a list of important dates: 

  • June 24, 2016 – Late registration begins