Institution: GESIS Institute for Social Sciences
Date: March 2-20, 2015
Place: GESIS Cologne
Language of instruction: English
Course Overview: The GESIS Spring Seminar comprises three training courses for social scientists interested in advanced techniques of data analysis and in the application of these techniques to data. Each course comprises lectures and exercises using personal computers. While in the lectures the logic of models and the corresponding analysis strategies are explained, during the exercises participants are given the opportunity to apply these methods to data. Different types of data are investigated in each course. The courses can be booked either separately or as a block.
Each year, the focus of the Spring Seminar is on another key theme. In 2015, it is “Challenges for Empirical Social Science Research: Assessing Data Quality – Identifying Structures in Complex Data”. The three courses mainly deal with various data reduction techniques for identification and visualisation of latent dimensions.
The courses will start on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Fridays at about 4:00 p.m.