ESS EduNet is a training resource mainly developed for use in higher education. The ambition is to create a social science laboratory where theoretical questions can be explored using high quality empirical data. The resource is based on the European Social Survey.

Illustration: Map of Europe

ESS EduNet combines the elements of social science to an integrated whole: theory, data and methodology.


There are several topics available. The hands-on examples and exercises in the topics are designed to guide the users through the research process; from a theoretical problem to the interpretation of statistical results.

Data sets

The accompanying data are extracts from the ESS-survey available for online analysis or download. These extracts are especially prepared for the topics.

Instructional animations

These animated videos are created in order to answer some frequently asked questions.