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 (see SMiP qualification program) 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
    Dates:12 April and 19 April 2021 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    Location:ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants
    PLUS:The instructors will share material for self-study and preparation with the registered participants.

     

    Foundations 2: Stochastic Models of Time-Dependent Cognitive Mechanisms

    Instructors:Andreas Voss & Rolf Ulrich
    Dates:30 April (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Voss) and 11 June 2021 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ulrich)
    Location:ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.
    PLUS:The instructors will share material for self-study and preparation with the registered participants.

     

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

    Instructors:Edgar Erdfelder &  Daniel Heck (University of Marburg)
    Dates:TBA
    Location:Mannheim or ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.
    PLUS:The instructors will share slides with audio explanations. Please study these before the interactive online sessions.

     

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

  • Trainings

    Academic Writing and Publishing

    Instructor:Benjamin Hilbig
    Dates:9 July (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and 10 July 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Room: TBA)

     

  • Workshops

     

    Advanced topics in browser-based experimentation

    Instructor:

    Felix Henninger

    Dates:

    22 March – 25 March 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and 23 April 2021 (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Multiverse Analysis: Taming Modelers’ Many Degrees of Freedom

    Instructor:

    Beatrice Kuhlmann

    Dates:

    26 March (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and 29 April 2021 (1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Advanced topics in R

    Instructor:

    Martin Schnuerch

    Date:

    9 April 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Basic Concepts of Stochastic Processes

    Instructor:

    Rolf Ulrich

    Dates:

    15 April and 16 April 2021(9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Hands-on Open Science

    Instructor:

    Alexandra Sarafoglou

    Date:

    6 May 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    Mannheim or ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Bridge sampling: An efficient method to approach inequality constrained hypotheses

    Instructor:

    Alexandra Sarafoglou

    Date:

    7 May 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    Mannheim or ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Two-Process-Theories: An overview

    Instructor:

    Mandy Hütter

    Date:

    12 May 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    IRT Modeling – Theory and Applications in R **

    Instructor:

    Thorsten Meiser

    Date:

    TBA May (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling

    Instructor:

    Kristopher Preacher

    Dates:

    14 June – 16 June 2021 (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

     

    Modern R 

    Instructor:

    David Izydorczyk

    Date:

    06 July 2021 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    Location:

    ZOOM Invitation via email for registered participants.

Please register via email with Annette Förster.

Here you can find the (continuously updated) complete SMiP program.