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7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

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The program of the 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology is online and registration is open. The Summer School 2018 will be held from August 2 to 24 at GESIS in Cologne, Germany.
15 courses are scheduled, among them 5 short courses and 10 one-week courses. New to the program are courses on “Pretesting Survey Questions”, “Applied Multiple Imputation”, and “Open Science and Open Data”. The courses “Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys“ and “Web Survey Design” are back in the program.


Here is an overview of the courses on offer this year:

Short courses (02 - 03 August):

  • Pretesting Survey Questions (Meitinger/Lenzner)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Blümke/Lechner/ Danner)
  • Research Designs and Causal Inference (Eifler/Leitgöb)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata (Schunck/Pforr)

Week 1 (06 -  10 August):

  • Introduction to Survey Design (Lugtig/ Struminskaya)
  • Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling: Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus (Reinecke/Kessler)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using R (Kolb/ Murray-Waters)
  • Applied Multiple Imputation (Geißler/Heisig)

Week 2 (13 – 17 August):

  • Questionnaire Design (Fuchs/Metzler)
  • Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys (Toepoel/de Leeuw/Klausch)
  • Web Survey Design (Couper/Schaurer)

Week 3 (20 - 24 August):

  • Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology (Weiß/Daikeler)
  • Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation (Eckman)
  • Design and Implementation of Longitudinal Surveys (Al Baghal/Cernat)
  • Open Science and Open Data (Netscher/Perry/Schwickerath)

In addition to courses, a number of plenary and social events including evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology, weekly welcome receptions as well as cultural and social excursions are prepared.

There is no registration deadline, but in order to secure a place in the course(s) of your choice and to book affordable accommodation, it's strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible.


Scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) via CDSS as well as the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) are available to Summer School participants. You will find more information about the scholarships available on the website.