GESIS Social Science Information

Your Knowledge Edge: GESIS Social Science Information

Do you have questions or are you looking for information on the planning and data collection of empirical social science studies? We always have the latest social science topics as well as "evergreens" ready for you. In the "GESIS Social Science Information", our GESIS experts are available for individual consulting on your research project, whether you want to use survey methods or digital behavioral data.

Below, you will also find helpful guidelines on planning and conducting social science surveys, selecting suitable survey instruments, best practices regarding digital behavioral data, and much more. Further and more in-depth information about social science research can also be found in our GESIS Blog. You can also keep up to date with the latest news about GESIS with our newsletter "gesis-report".

Fundamentals of the Social Sciences - Comprehensibly Explained

The technical articles, expert discussions and presentations deal with topics that are frequently requested in our everyday consulting work and are therefore deliberately designed to be practice-oriented. With this basic knowledge, we would like to support you in conducting a social science research project according to the latest scientific findings. The materials are also suitable for use in teaching.

Survey Methods Consulting on Study Planning and Data Collection

Are you planning a social science survey and have questions about selecting the optimal survey instrument, survey design or sampling? Our GESIS experts have many years of research experience and will be happy to advise you - individually and tailored to your research project. GESIS also actively conducts basic research itself. This means we can advise you at any time on the basis of the latest research. Find out more about our detailed survey methodology consulting services.

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Suryey Methods Consulting for Data Analysis

In order to obtain adequate answers to your research questions, the data must be prepared accordingly. For example, the data collected may be biased due to the sample surveyed, social science concepts may be recorded differently and comparability may be limited, and much more. Preparation is therefore an important step before analysis in order to obtain valid results.

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Consulting on computational social science methods and digital behavioral data

Digital behavioral data is a new focus of GESIS. We support researchers with individually tailored consulting services to use this new and genuinely digital data for their research.

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GESIS Guides to DBD

The GESIS Guides to Digital Behavioral Data (GESIS Guides to DBD) provide you with expertise and structured information on digital behavioral data and the methods that can be used to collect and analyze it. Our guides cover the areas of collection, pre-processing, analysis, data quality and research ethics.

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GESIS Survey Guidelines

In the GESIS Survey Guidelines you will find "Best Practices" on common questions that arise when planning and conducting a survey. The practice-oriented texts are based on the latest findings of social science research. They are peer-reviewed and also suitable for teaching purposes.

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Meet the Experts

In our "Meet the Experts" lecture series, you will gain first-hand, in-depth insights into various procedures and methods of empirical social science research. You can follow the expert presentations live and have the opportunity to take part in the discussion. The recordings of the lectures are then permanently available on YouTube.

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