This program is designed for professional staff who feel the need to learn current principles and practices of complex surveys but do not have the time to devote to graduate level courses of the certificate program. The program assumes no previous formal training in survey methodology.

The two JPSM/ AAPOR Citations Program (JPSM/ AAPOR Citation in Survey Methodology and a JPSM/ AAPOR Citation in Data Analytics for Social Science) consists of a semester-length course (Introduction to Survey and Data Science) an online 2-day course with approximately 12 hours of recorded lectures that could be viewed at the participant's convenience and 3  short courses, and an additional elective of either an AAPOR short course offered during the AAPOR Annual Conference or one of the AAPOR Webinar Kits. The courses included in each citation programs are as follows: 

 

Citation in Survey Methodology 

  • Introduction to Survey and Data Science ( online 2-day short course)
  • Introduction to Survey Sampling (2-day short course)
  • Introduction to Survey Estimation ( 2-day short course)
  • Writing Questions for Surveys (2-day short course)
  • AAPOR Additional elective
  • One of the 7-8 short courses offered at the AAPOR Annual Conference held each spring OR One AAPOR Webinar Kit

 

Citation in Data Analytics for Social Science

  •  Introduction to Survey and Data Science ( online 2-day short course)
  •  Machine Learning for Survey Data  (2-day short course)
  •  Synthetic Data: Balancing Data Confidentiality and Quality in Public Use Files (2-day short course)
  •  Record Linkage (2-day short course)
  •  AAPOR Additional elective
  • One of the 7-8 short courses offered at the AAPOR Annual Conference held each spring OR One AAPOR Webinar Kit

 

Evaluation of Student Learning Outcomes 

After completing the requirements needed for a citation, participants would take a written exam, administered by JPSM, to test their knowledge of the material covered in the courses. The citation would be awarded upon attainment of a passing score on this exam. There would not be a separate fee for a student who had completed the 4 short courses included in a citation to take the exam.  

 Required Course for both Citations Programs: 

 Introduction to Survey and Data Science

 

Citation in Survey Methodology 

  • Introduction to Survey Sampling ( 2-day short course)
  • Introduction to Survey Estimation ( 2-day short course)
  • Writing Questions for Surveys (2-day short course)
  • AAPOR Additional elective
  • One of the 7-8 short courses offered at the AAPOR Annual Conference held each spring OR One AAPOR Webinar Kit

 

Citation in Data Analytics for Social Science

  •  Machine Learning for Survey Data (2-day short course)
  •  Synthetic Data: Balancing Data Confidentiality and Quality in Public Use Files (2-day short course)
  •  Record Linkage (2-day short course)
  •  AAPOR Additional elective
  • One of the 7-8 short courses offered at the AAPOR Annual Conference held each spring OR One AAPOR Webinar Kit

 

(See here for full available list)

 

Covid-19 Updates.

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPOR’s members rate is $600.00 for short courses leading to a Citation.

JPSM Short Courses flat rate is $650, all short course were forced to move to a virtual format.

 

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AAPOR Members
The JPSM short courses are offered to AAPOR members at the discounted rate of $650.
AAPOR Short Courses are available at the Annual Conference at the rate of $125.
AAPOR Webinar Kits range from $130-$220

To access the discounted tuition rate for these courses, AAPOR members would need to access to the members-only page on the AAPOR website and enter their membership information. 

Non-Members
The standard tuition for a 2-day JPSM short course is $900 and the normal discounted rate for Federal employees and full-time university students is $700. Current short courses and prices can be found on the JPSM short course page

Non-AAPOR members who register for any of the JPSM short courses leading to a Citation and would like to receive a one-year membership included with their tuition for that course would need to click on the  AAPOR/JPSM Citation "Sign up" located in the button of the JPSM Short Courses Page to fill up a form, after doing this, your information will be sent to AAPOR to process your free membership and access to the 'Members Only' site page where the other JPSM Short Courses in the citation program are available at a reduced price. These non-AAPOR members would not receive the discounted AAPOR tuition for this first JPSM short course, but once the AAPOR membership is granted, they would receive the discounted AAPOR tuition for subsequent short courses taken to complete a citation.

 

Depending on the AAPOR educational offering chosen to complete the JPSM/AAPOR Citation program,  the total cost would be $2,735-$2825 for a current AAPOR member, compared to $3,960-$4020 at the standard rate or $2,235-$3025 at the Federal employee rate for completing the four courses.