GESIS Summer School

In 2021 the GESIS Summer School — Europe’s leading summer school in survey methodology, research design, and data collection — celebrates its 10th birthday.

It will take place from 28 July to 20 August 2021. In its anniversary year, it will be held again online as a virtual summer school for the second time since it was established in 2012. 14 courses are scheduled, among them 4 short courses and 10 one-week courses. Seven courses are new or have been completely redesigned.


Week 0 (28 – 30 July):

Introduction to Stata for Data Management and Analysis

Using Directed Acyclic Graphs for Causal & Statistical Inference    -new

Pretesting Survey Questions  -redesigned

Week 1 (02 – 06 August):

Introduction to Survey Design

Questionnaire Design

Introduction to Data Analysis Using R

Survey Sampling and Weighting

Week 2 (09 – 13 August):

Statistical Analysis of Incomplete Data

Design and Implementation of Web Surveys   – redesigned

(Non-)Probability Samples in the Social Sciences  – new

Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys

Week 3 (16 – 20 August):

A (Short) Course on (Short) Scale Development  – new

Mixed Methods and Multimethod Research  – new

Collecting and Analyzing Longitudinal Social Network Data – new

For detailed course descriptions and registration visit our website.

ECTS & Scholarships

Thanks to the cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim, participants can obtain a certificate acknowledging a workload worth 4 ECTS credit points per one-week course (24h or 30 h of virtual class time) just like at a face-to-face summer school.

Scholarships (fee waivers) are available to Summer School participants sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A Call for Applications will be posted shortly on the website.