GESIS in a nutshell
Open Access @GESIS:
- SSOAR: The Open Access Repository for the Social Sciences, your research library online - more visibility to your work!
- The Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) is very much known and used as a kind of online library, where more than 26.500 research publications from the Social Sciences can be found, read, saved, forwarded and citied for free.
- Most of the users come through the search engines like Google where SSOAR- documents recieve exposed rankings.
- Since the reform of the copyright in Germany and an indispensable right of secondary publishing self-archiving of one’s own work has become a lot easier. To archive your research in SSOAR means to share it with much more readers and scientists and provides a chance for it to be used and citied more. We from SSOAR can help you with that.
Data 4 you:
How to find data:
- GESIS data catalogue: Over 5000 studies easy to find, easy to order -
- ZACAT: Browsing and downloading in the online catalogue with some more extras
Top survey data at the GESIS archive:
- ALLBUS: Biennial up-to-date data (since 1980) on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany
- ISSP: Continuous programme of cross-national collaboration running annual surveys on topics important for the social sciences with 48 member countries
- Eurobarometer: Monitoring the public opinion in the European Union– Data conducted on behalf of the European Commission
- European Value Study: The most comprehensive research project on human values in Europe. It is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on how Europeans think about family, work, religion, politics and society since late 1970s
- German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) (LINK): the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany with a wide array of methodologies, combining quantitative as well as qualitative techniques.
- and more election studies
Special analysis possibilities: The GESIS Secure Data Center
Analyzing official data - MISSY: Easy to use and clearly organized metadata searches , microdata tools for further data processing and more.
Training @ GESIS:
- Summer School in Survey Methodology: Located in Colognethe GESIS Summer School focuses on methods relevant for data collectionand mainly targets PhD students and young researchers in all fields using survey research methods.
- Spring Seminar: Three consecutive one-week courses in advanced methods of quantitative data analysis for Social Scientists.
- Method seminar: basic knowledge and skills in quantitative data analysis since 1980 with a special focus on historical social research
- Workshops: short courses of one to three days in a large variety of Social Science research methods, ranging from qualitative interviews via questionnaire construction, sampling procedures and introduction to specific survey programmes to data analysis.
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