A PSI student taking the Survey Methodology Primer course presents an interdisciplinary survey research proposal on behalf of his student research team. Several student research teams - usually two or three paired together to learn team research - submitted their first-ever survey research proposals to the da Vinci Grant program to earn their opportunities for a year-long survey research mentored by PSI faculty experts of survey methodology.
PSI instructor Dr. Woody Carter, a faculty member of the University of Chicago, teaches Survey Methodology Primer to the second year students of PUST, comparable to upper level undergraduates in the United States. Drs. Carter and Chun used Survey Methodology by Bob Groves et al. as a primary textbook. Korean students took their turns over nights and weekends to do the reading assignment due to only 8 copies of the textbook available for 25 students.
PSI instructor Dr. Annelies Blom, Assistant Professor at the University of Mannheim - Germany, teaches Fundamentals of Survey Sampling. She covered practical issues of sampling rather than theoretical derivations. PSI 2013 steps up by offering a course on applied sampling and hands-on daily workshop together modeled after the Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians the University of Michigan Summer Institute offers.