68th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, June 1 - July 24, 2014
June 1 - July 24, 2015
The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. Classes are held on the central campus of the University of Michigan at 426 Thompson Street in Ann Arbor.
Week 2 (June 8-12): Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Workshop (not for credit)
Instructors: Jessica Faul, University of Michigan; Amanda Sonnega, University of Michigan
HRS is a large-scale longitudinal study of the labor force participation and health transitions that individuals undergo toward the end of their work lives and in the years that follow. The survey collects information about income, work, assets, pension plans, health insurance, disability, physical health and functioning, psychosocial measures, cognitive functioning, and health care utilization. The HRS Summer Workshop is intended to give participants an introduction to HRS that will enable them to use the data for research.
- Morning lectures on basic survey content, data collection, sample design, weighting, HRS RAND, and international sister studies.
- Hands-on data workshops every afternoon, in which participants learn to work with the data under the guidance of HRS staff.
HRS data and documentation are available to the public at http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu