GESIS Spring Seminar comprises of a set of training courses for social scientists interested in advanced techniques of data analysis and in the application of these techniques to data. The Seminar comprises lectures, exercises and practical work using personal computers. While in the lectures the logic of models and the corresponding analysis strategies will be explained, during the exercises and in the practical work the participants are given the opportunity to apply these methods to data. Additionally to this core aspect, different types of data are investigated in each course.

Each year the focus is on another key aspect. In 2015, all courses mainly deal with various data reduction techniques for identification and visualisation of latent dimensions.

The Spring Seminar covers three modules of one week each. The courses can be booked either separately or as a block.