Please register for the course program via the online registration tool between 01 and 19 February 2023. You can request the respective link from Annette Förster (

Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS)

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim provides graduate training in empirical and quantitative methods as well as their application to business, economics, and the social sciences. The 11 full-time three to five year PhD programs provide access to world-class teaching and a vibrant and international faculty at the forefront of cutting-edge research. All programs are characterized by focusing on achieving excellence in research in its own discipline. At the same time the program structure encourages to exchange ideas, methods and approaches to research across the boundaries of the economic and social sciences.

The GESS Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) opens courses for SMiP members to participate in and SMiP does so for CDSS students.

The following courses from the SMiP qualification program are open for CDSS students:

  • Core Courses

    Foundations 2: Modeling Intraindividual Variabilty and Change

    Instructors:Tanja Lischetzke & Sabine Sonnentag

    15 May (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) &

    16 May 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Location:Landau (Westring 2, Schulungsraum des Methodenzentrums im EG)

    Foundations 2: Multinomial-Processing-Tree (MPT) Modeling: Basic Methods and Recent Advances

    Instructors:Edgar Erdfelder &  Daniel Heck (University of Marburg)
    Dates:27 April 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)&
    28 April 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Room: 211; B6, 30–32)

    Foundations 2: Stochastic Models of Time-Dependent Cognitive Mechanisms

    Instructors:Andreas Voss (AV) & Rolf Ulrich (RU)
    Dates:05 May (AV) & 31 May (RU) 2023
    Location:Heidelberg (AV; Room: Konferenzraum A102) &
    Tübingen (RU; Room: Hörsaal)

    For more information on the course contents of Foundations 2 click here.         

  • Trainings

    Academic Writing and Publishing

    Instructor:Benjamin Hilbig
    Dates:16 June 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) &
    17 June 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim, room C217; A5,6
  • Workshops

    Evidence, Errors, and Belief: A Stroll through the Statistical Inference Maze 


    Martin Schnuerch


    22 March 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)


    Mannheim (room 108 CIP Pool; B6, 30–32)



    Stefan Radev

    Dates (new!):

    10 May (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) &
    11 May 2023
    (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


    Mannheim (Room: C217; A5,6)

    Advanced Topics in R


    David Izydorczyk


    12 May (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) &
    TBA 2023(4 hours, digital Q&A)


    Mannheim (Room: C217; A5, 6)

    CANCELLED: Open Science


    Luisa Horsten, Marcel Schreiner & Constantin Meyer-Grant





    Basic Concepts of Meta-Analysis


    Rolf Ulrich


    01 June (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) &
    02 June 2023
    (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


    Tübingen (Room: 4329)


    Workshops at the SMiP Summer School (26 to 30 June 2023)

    Multilevel measurement models
    Lesa Hoffman & Jonathan Templin (both University of Iowa)

    Dynamic longitudinal modeling
    Manuel Voelkle (Humboldt University Berlin) & Charles Driver (University of Zurich)

    An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling
    Christopher Donkin (LMU Munich) & Nathan J. Evans (University of Queensland)

    Modeling heterogeneity of response processes in item response theory
    Mirka Henninger (University of Zurich), Esther Ulitzsch (IPN Kiel/University of Mannheim) & Thorsten Meiser (University of Mannheim)

Please refer to the complete   SMiP program   for continuous updates.