What is the ESS Train?
The ESS training courses “ESS Train” are 2-day courses which focus on key aspects of the survey lifecycle from a comparative, cross-national perspective. The specific aim is to equip researchers with the skills and knowledge they need to improve the rigour and equivalence of cross-national survey research in the European context. The courses also provide researchers new to comparative research with a unique opportunity to meet others also entering the field and to interact with acknowledged experts in cross-national survey design and implementation.
What are participants offered?
The ESS Train offers:
- Unique and detailed instruction on key challenges in cross-national survey research in the European context;
- Explanation of current and cutting edge best practice in major aspects of comparative survey design and implementation;
- Detailed insight into the workings and rationale of the European Social Survey data and instruments.
Who are ESS Train courses for?
ESS Train courses are primarily designed for researchers new to cross-national research who already have an understanding of the basics of survey research but who need to understand more about the challenges of comparative survey research. These may be young researchers just entering comparative research or established researchers embarking on new cross-national projects. Both the course participants and their home institutions stand to benefit directly through the enhanced knowledge and skills acquired at ESS Train courses.