Capacity Building in Computational Social Science

GESIS supports the growing interdisciplinary community of Computational Social Science by offering training courses in data science and CSS methods and by providing training materials on central CSS topics and methods.

Among the courses and workshops we run as GESIS trainings are: introduction to R for data analysis, introduction to computational social science with Python/ R, workshops on using social media for social science research, and a fall seminar in computational social science. Please find upcoming courses here; in case of fully booked courses you may want to place yourself on a waiting list.

GESIS CSS researchers give tutorials and hands-on-workshops at international conferences, symposia or summer schools. GESIS has also organized a number of such events, including the ICWSM-16, the IC2S2-17, the European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in CSS or the Summer School Series on Methods in CSS.

A selection of our teaching materials, videos and Jupyter notebooks:


We are happy if you find this valuable for your work; please remember to credit the authors and cite appropriately.