Globalpark Workshops


Globalpark Inc. seeks academic hosts in France for its free educational workshops on the theoretical foundations and applications of web-based survey methods

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Web-based Survey Methods Workshops at Academic Institutions in France:

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<Quick Overview>

Globalpark Inc., a former University startup that grew as one of the leading providers for online feedback software, is sponsoring educational workshops related to the theoretical foundations and applications of web-based survey methods.

These four-hour workshops are exclusively offered to academic institutions in France, are free of charge and will be conducted on-site in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy), one of the leading experts in the field of online research.

The workshops will encompass both a well-grounded introduction into web-based survey methods, hands-on exercises, and free access to the Unipark platform to collect data via web-based survey techniques.

Universities and academic institutions located in Southern Europe are invited to express their interest to host a workshop in autumn 2010 by clicking here:

Expressions of interest are accepted until June 15, 2010.

Further details, such as the requirements to apply, the benefits to academic institutions and to participants, timelines and details about the content, format and length can be found below.

<Requirements for hosts to apply>

Hosts of the workshop should be academic institutions offering undergraduate-level, graduate-level, and/or Ph.D.-level teaching in the following areas: business and economic sciences (e.g., management, marketing, economics, and related areas), social and educational sciences, psychology and related areas.

Academic institutions should be located in France.

Furthermore, local hosts are expected to provide a lecture room for at least 30 participants. In addition, the necessary technical equipment for the workshop (projector/beamer, Internet access for the presenter and the participants) should be available. Local hosts are expected to participate in promoting the event within their own university as well as externally. Students and academic staff from other Universities should also be eligible to attend the workshop (i.e., participation must not be restricted to own students/staff). Preference is given to hosts guaranteeing at least 20 participants.

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<Benefits for the host>

Hosts can benefit in various ways: The workshop may be integrated into already scheduled courses and lectures; hosts can take advantage of leading experts in the field, training their students and research staff in web-based data collection methods; free access to the Unipark platform for 3 months following the workshop will be granted. Furthermore, by co-organizing the workshop, hosts may want to stress their commitment for innovative teaching and research methods.

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<Benefits for participants>

Participants will get introduced into the theoretical foundations of web-based data collection methods, will become familiar with implementing web survey instruments, and will therefore be prepared to conduct web-based studies on their own.

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<Topics, format and length of the workshop>

The workshop will encompass two related parts of about 2 hours each (i.e., 4 academic hours for the whole workshop).

In part one, covering about 2 academic hours, Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak will give an introduction into the methodological foundations of web-based surveys. Topics will include issues of coverage, sampling, nonresponse and measurement applied web-based survey contexts. Special attention will be devoted to methods and procedures to increase response rates, to visual design effects and to the relevant sources to continue self-directed learning about web-survey design and implementation.

In part two, encompassing about 2 academic hours, Unipark and its tool EFS Survey, which covers the whole process of data collection, monitoring of survey fielding, data processing and analysis of findings will be presented. Afterwards, participants will be introduced into how to implement a web-based survey on their own using the Unipark platform. Topics include: Setting up and implementing a questionnaire, usage of complex design features such as filtering/branching, randomization, changing design and layouts, inviting participants, data exporting possibilities, and using online statistics.

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2010, September-November: Web-based Survey Methods Workshops taking place at selected academic institutions in France

2010, August 10: Notification of acceptance/refusal to participants (places are limited)

2010, July 1-30: Workshop promotion and participant registration

2010, July 1: Selection of hosting institutions (No of workshops offered and therefore No of hosts accepted is limited)

2010, June 15: Deadline for expressions of interests to host a workshop

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<Further questions and expression of interest>

In order to express your interest for participating in hosting a workshop for online research methods, please click on:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing team or have a look at the Unipark website at:


Markus Weiss
Unipark Team Manager
Phone +49 2233 7933-6
Fax +49 2233 7933 788

<About Unipark>

The Unipark program is one of the most successful programs to provide web-based software solutions for research and education. Since 2005 Unipark provides Globalpark’s online survey software "EFS Survey" to chairs, lecturers and students at a reduced rate. With EFS Survey scientific institutions are able to conduct complex surveys for scientific and non-commercial purposes professionally, quickly and cost-effectively. Today, EFS Survey is being used by more than 600 chairs worldwide to conduct surveys within the scope of dissertations and other scientific projects.

<About Globalpark>

Globalpark, headquartered near Cologne and with offices in London, New York and Vienna, is one of the leading international suppliers of online feedback software for market research, human resources, marketing and customer-relations management. Within the German-speaking world, Globalpark is market leader in these fields. More than 1,000 satisfied clients worldwide use Globalpark software. Over 350 of these clients are international groups, leading market research institutes and consulting firms. Globalpark’s customers include renowned companies such as Continental, Daimler, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Telekom, the GfK Group, Siemens, Warner Music and Wrigley.

<Imprint / Legal>

Responsible for the content of this call is:

Globalpark AG
Kalscheurener Straße 19a
D-50354 Cologne-Huerth
Phone: +49-2233-79336
Fax: +49-2233-7933788

Represented by Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Dr. Lorenz Graef

Supervisory Board:

Dr. Richard C. Geibel (Chairperson)

Entered on Cologne Local Court Commercial Register: HR B 64032 VAT identification No.: DE203615380