8th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

11/02/2019 Team IPPA


GESIS Cologne, Germany organizes the 8th Summer School from 01 to 23 August, 2019.  16 courses are scheduled, among them 4 short courses and 12 one-week courses.


New to the program are courses on “Questionnaires for Cross Cultural Surveys” and “Pretesting”. The courses “Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists” and “Factorial Survey Design” return to the Summer School program after a break.


Scholarships ECTS Credits

15 Scholarships are available to Summer School participants. 10 of them are awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/ Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) of the University of Cologne. 5 grants are disbursed by European Survey Research Association (ESRA).


The cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences (CDSS) of the University of Mannheim, participants my earn 4 ECTS points per one-week course.


Objectives of the Summer School
The GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research. It aims to:


  • give a broad overview of survey methods;
  • equip participants with essential skills in the design, planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance of surveys;
  • provide an opportunity to deeply engage with the different tasks of survey design and implementation (such as questionnaire design, sampling, nonresponse and fieldwork monitoring), different survey modes (such as personal interviews, web surveys, and mixed-mode), and research designs involving surveys (such as mixed methods, factorial surveys, longitudinal surveys and cross-national surveys);
  • provide participants with good networking opportunities, a supportive social environment, and an exciting time in Cologne.


Summer School Prerequisites

In addition to the prerequisites mentioned in the syllabi of the courses, you will be expected to

  • have basic knowledge of empirical research methods;
  • have good English language skills, as the Summer School will entirely be held in English.


Participation fees and Registration

Short courses
student/PhD student: EUR 120
academic/public sector: EUR 180
commercial: EUR 360
One-week courses:
student/PhD student: EUR 300
academic/public sector: EUR 450
commercial: EUR 900


To know more about the Summer School and Apply click here