PhD Course SOEP on Campus – HSU Hamburg

SOEP On Campus

Course Outline:

This workshop offers a short hands-on introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation.  The entire process from identifying and finding variables containing specific information in the dataset to the creation of the final dataset for analysis and first empirical investigations will be discussed. (Participants who already have access to the data via their home-institutions will be able to practice hands-on.) All hands-on problems will be exercised jointly as well. This practical part of the workshop requires familiarity with methods of empirical analysis and advanced programming skills in STATA. An overview of the required STATA skills can be found here (PDF, 274.09 KB)


Dr. Sandra Bohmann, DIW (Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung), Berlin


The course takes place on the campus of Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg.

20. April 2023

12:30 – 15:00 Inhalte und Struktur des SOEP
15:00 – 15:15 Pause
15:15 – 16:15 Datenstruktur und Aufbereitungshilfen
16:15 – 16:30 Pause
16:30 – 18:00 Hands On I: Aufbereiten eines Längschnittdatensatzes

21. April 2023

09:30 – 11:00 Ziehungsdesign und Gewichtung
11:00 – 12:30: Hands-On II: Gewichtung
12:30 – 13:30: Mittagspause
13:30 – 14:30: Individuum in Kontext
14:30 – 15:00: Pause
15:00 – 17:00: Hands-On III: Multi-Actor Designs


If you want to register for the course, please send an email to

The maximum number of participants is 26.