GESIS Training Courses

Scientific Coordination

Maria Rohlinger
Tel: +49 221 47694-160

Administrative Coordination

Angelika Ruf
Tel: +49 221 47694-162

45th GESIS Spring Seminar: Multivariate Analysis of Panel Data

Date: 15.02 - 04.03.2016 ics-file

Location: Cologne

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 2016, it is “Multivariate Analysis of Panel Data”. Starting from regression-type modelling over longitudinal analysis with latent variables, complex models including SEM, mixed Markov, and related latent class models will be taught.

  • Introduction into the Analysis of Panel Data
    Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß and Dr. Alexander Schmidt-Catran
    Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany
    February 15 - 19
  • Structural Equation Models for Longitudinal Analysis
    Prof. em. Dr. Joop Hox and Sanne Smid
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    February 22 - 26
  • Latent Class Models for Panel Data
    Prof. Allan McCutcheon, PhD, Donald O. Clifton Emeritus Distinguished Professor
    Statistics & Survey Research and Methodology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    February 29 - March 4

The courses will start on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Fridays at about 4:00 p.m.


Seminar fee


Student rate

Academic/Non-profit rate

Commercial rate

Rate per week

€ 250,00

€ 350,00

€ 700,00

The Spring Seminar provides reduced rates for participants from academic institutions (including the public and non-profit sector) and gives a further reduction to students and PhD students without work contract (or with civil servant status), if they can officially document their status. Travel costs, accommodation and meals are not included! Please make your own arrangements.



Only online applications can be accepted. Participants will be accepted by order of application date; the number of participants is limited to 25 persons per week.



In spring-time, Cologne hosts numerous big trade fairs. Accommodations in Cologne then tend to be fully booked at very early times. If required, we thus strongly recommend to book directly after your registration was confirmed. You can find a hotel list with special GESIS rates here.

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