GESIS Spring Seminar 2022

GESIS Spring Seminar 2022: “Simulation Techniques in the Social Sciences”

From 07 – 25 March 2022, the 2nd Virtual GESIS Spring Seminar offers three online classes on different simulation techniques used in the social sciences. The lectures in each course are complemented by extensive hands-on exercises and tutorials with applications to both simulated and real-world data. All courses are held in English.

Week 1 (07 11 Mar):

Agent-based Modeling in the Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Andreas Flache; Carlos de Matos Fernandes; Tanzhe Tang


Week 2 (14 18 Mar):

Policy Modeling

Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; Dr. Corinna Elsenbroich


Week 3 (21 25 Mar):

Using Simulation Studies to Evaluate Statistical Methods

Dr. Tim P. Morris; Dr. Matteo Quartagno


Courses will be held online (via Zoom) and must be booked separately – whether you wish to attend one, two, or all of them. There is no registration deadline, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to our cooperation with the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, enrolled doctoral students can obtain three ECTS credit points per one-week course. For detailed information on the Spring Seminar 2022 visit