GESIS Trainings

GESIS offers a wide range of events, especially training courses in social research methods, that develop participants’ applied research methods skills in depth and in breadth covering the whole survey life cycle. 

The focus of our trainings is the appropriation of differentiated background knowledge and practice-oriented skills in the area of social research methods for national and international scientists and practical researchers. 

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GESIS Summer School

Every August since 2012, the GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place at GESIS, Cologne. The GESIS Summer School is conducted in English and brings together lecturers and participants from all over the world and from many different fields. It is Europe's leading summer school on survey methodology and focuses on research design, data collection, and data analysis.

GESIS Spring Seminar

The GESIS Spring Seminar has been taking place in Cologne annually for more than 40 years. It offers three consecutive one-week courses in advanced methods of quantitative data analysis for Social Scientists. There is also a preparatory course in Mathematics for Social Scientists. Language of instruction is English.

GESIS Methodenseminar

Since 1980, the GESIS Methodenseminar offers courses that teach basic knowledge and skills in quantitative data analysis. The courses are held in both German and English. The Methodenseminar has a modular structure and follows an interdisciplinary approach.

GESIS Workshops

GESIS Workshops are short courses of one to three days covering a large variety of Social Science research methods, ranging from quali-
tative interviews to questionnaire construction, from sampling procedures and introduction to specific survey programmes through to data analysis. Most Workshops are conducted in German, but some are offered in English.

Practical information

Here you will find some practical information about our course venues, the GESIS locations Cologne and Mannheim.

For training courses taking place in Cologne (GESIS Workshops, Spring Seminar, Methodenseminar and Summer School): address, travel information, accommodation and about the city of Cologne.

For training courses taking place in Mannheim (mostly GESIS Workshops): address, travel information, accommodation and about the city of Mannheim.

Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the Terms & Conditions for participation in our training courses.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

Training archive

The training archive collects details and materials from past GESIS trainings.