GESIS Summer School

In 2021 we celebrate the 10th birthday of the GESIS Summer School - Europe's leading summer school in survey methodology, research design, and data collection.

It will take place from 28 July to 20 August 2021. In its anniversary year, it will be held again online as a virtual summer school for the second time since it was established in 2012. 14 courses are scheduled, among them 4 short courses and 10 one-week courses. Seven courses are new or have been completely redesigned.


Week 0 (28 - 30 July): 


Week 1 (02 - 06 August): 
Introduction to Survey Design
Questionnaire Design
Introduction to Data Analysis Using R
Survey Sampling and Weighting 


Week 2 (09 - 13 August):
Statistical Analysis of Incomplete Data
Design and Implementation of Web Surveys _redesigned
(Non-)Probability Samples in the Social Sciences _new
Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys 


Week 3 (16 - 20 August):
A (Short) Course on (Short) Scale Development _new
Mixed Methods and Multimethod Research _new
Collecting and Analyzing Longitudinal Social Network Data _new

For detailed course descriptions and registration visit our website.


ECTS & Scholarships

Thanks to our cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim, participants can obtain a certificate acknowledging a workload worth 4 ECTS credit points per one-week course (24h or 30 h of virtual class time) just like at a face-to-face summer school.

Scholarships (fee waivers) are available to Summer School participants sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A Call for Applications will be posted shortly on our website.