7th International Research Workshop “Methods for PhD” near Flensburg, September 29 – October 4, 2013

Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts in order to contribute new issues to the body of acquired knowledge – not only to someone‘s own but also to that of others.

Our workshop tackles these steps of your research project:

  • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardized survey data,
  • >using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline ones project.

The regular workshop fee is 395 Euro (including meals and accommodation at Sankelmark). The workshop fee is 245 Euro without accommodation at Sankelmark (only meals are included).

It is possible to get a certificate on the credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

In detail the following courses will be offered:

Quantitative Methods:

  • Data Analysis with Stata
  • Data Analysis with R
  • Introduction to the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)
  • Introduction to IAB Data
  • Introduction to the SOEP
  • Analysing Panel Data and Advanced Econometrics
  • Network Analysis
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Introduction to Survival Analysis
  • Vignette Sudy

Qualitative Methods:

  • Qualitative Inquiry and Content Analysis with MAXQDA
  • Qualitative Methods: From Research Question to Study Design
  • From Words to Networks: Information and Relation Extraction from Text Data and Analysis of Socio-technical Networks
  • Case Study Research
  • Introduction to MAXQDA for Case Studies
  • Grounded Theory

PLEASE notice that every course has just a certain amount of participants and that some courses are offered in German only!

For further information, especially lecturers, program, organizers and registration visit our website at: http://www.phd-network.eu/

For any questions don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators Simon Fietze and Heiko Stüber.

The International Research Workshop is organised by Prof. Dr. Wenzel Matiaske, Professor for Business Studies, particularly Leadership and Labour Relations at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of Federal Armed Forces and Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

The workshop is supported by

  • Vidensregion/Wissensregrion Schleswig Sønderjylland
  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Armed Forces Hamburg
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA)
  • University of Flensburg
  • University of Southern Denmark/Institute of Border Region Studies
  • German Institute for Economic Research/Socio-Economic Panel Study
  • University of Hamburg/Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg/Faculty of Education, Psychology and Human Movement
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg/Faculty of Economics, Behavioural Sciences and Law

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