Around mid-January. The exact dates will be decided in summer, with students present in Trento.
This is subject to change depending on the future evolution of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Please carefully read the most updated information on measures implemented at the national and international level via the websites in the Useful Links section.
Department of Economics, Via Inama 5, Trento
This Winter School will offer students in several disciplines both methods and tools to design and conduct sample surveys in many fields, such as socio-economics, web analytics and environmental studies, among others. The approach to the topic will combine methodological issues with all aspects related to practical applications.
In particular, the first week of the School will be devoted to deepening methodological aspects necessary to the comprehension of sampling theory.
The second week will be dedicated to further explore particular aspects, both theoretical and practical, typical of real surveys, such as, among others, treatment of nonresponse, sampling for spatial data, panel surveys.
The study of all treated arguments will be joined by their implementation on real data-sets by using the open-source software R, both in classrooms and in afternoon workgroups sessions.
At the end of each week, two workshops are planned:
- the first will concern the traditional dualism among census and sampling surveys;
- the second will address a recent practical problem, such as how to make inference when big data are available and used.
In addition to academic work, the School offers a range of social and cultural activities, such as guided visits to ISPAT (Statistical Institute of Province of Trento), CREA (Research Unit for forestry monitoring and planning), Cantina Toblino in Sarche (Trento) and other visits to museums and local eno-gastronomic realities. This program may be adapted according to the future COVID-19 situation and related travel restrictions.
Admission reserved for up to 20 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor's and all Master's students). The GETPos Winter School adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their inter-disciplinary competencies.
The course is addressed (but not limited) to students in Economics, Sociology, International Studies, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences.
Necessary prerequisites are basic knowledge of probability and inferential statistics, as obtainable from traditional basic courses of statistics and data analysis.
A good level of English is needed (minimum level B2).
Students coming from partner universities must be pre-selected and nominated by partner universities. UniTrento will carry out a final screening of the applications.
External students from non-partner universities are selected by UniTrento only.
All students are required to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records) and a motivation letter when applying.
Only on-line applications will be accepted using the Application Tool available starting from Summer 2021 in the Useful Links section.
Workload and Credits
The School, taught entirely in the English language, consists of 8 hours per day of organized activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursions).
At the end of the School participants will receive an official UniTrento transcript of records certifying 6 ECTS (+ 2 possible additional credits for optional extra work to be arranged with the academic coordinator). Please refer to the Assessment Task document in the Download Box.
All participants will stay in a double room in a hotel or shared apartment.
Students from UniTrento partners universities: 450 Euros
External students (from non-partner universities): 1.000 Euros
A maximum of 2 ECIU students free of charge (selected among other ECIU students, on the basis of merit, academic profile and motivation letter). All other admitted ECIU students pay the university partner fee.
In addition to academic activities, participation fees include: accommodation, meals in the university restaurant during the week, bus pass and social/cultural programs. All round trip travel costs to and from Trento are to be covered individually by each participant.
Nominations by partner Universities: by 15 September 2021.
All students are asked to finalize their on-line application by 30 September 2021 and to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records) and a motivation letter. The online application will be available starting from the end of August in the Useful Links section.
The School will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.
Prof. Maria Michela Dickson
International Relations Division
international [at] unitn.it
Tel + 39 0461 282980 - 3224