Category Archives: Network Courses

Weiterbildungsangebote für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs: Einführung in die quantitative Datenanalyse mit SPSS an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg

Im Rahmen der Weiterbildungsangebote der Fakultät WiSo bietet Frau Dr. Elke Goltz, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Professur für Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung und Statistik der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, einen viertägigen Workshop zur Einführung in die quantitative Datenanalyse mit SPSS (Version 25) an.

Termine:
Mo, 15.07.19 10-17 Uhr
Di, 16.07.19 9:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Mi, 17.07.19 9:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Do, 18.07.19 9:30 – 16:30 Uhr

Ort:
Die Veranstaltung findet im PC-Pool der Fakultät WiSo (R. 2161) im Hauptgebäude (H1) der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität statt.

Programm:
Wie lassen sich erhobene Daten zielführend auswerten? In der Veranstaltung werden grundlegende Kenntnisse zur Statistiksoftware SPSS vermittelt. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei die Programmoberfläche und einfache Auswertungsverfahren der Deskriptiv- und Inferenzstatistik.

Die Veranstaltung ist so konzipiert, dass die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer am Ende des Kurses mit folgenden Inhalten sicher umgehen können:

•            Erstellung von Datenmasken und Dateneingabe
•            Uni- und bivariate deskriptive Statistik
•            Zusammenhangs- und Unterschiedsmessungen; Signifikanztests
•            Durchführung von Berechnungen; z.B. Erzeugung neuer Variablen, etwa Indizes
•            Verknüpfung von Dateien (Quer- und Längsschnitt)

Darüber hinaus können nach Absprache mit der Dozentin gerne weitere Themen behandelt bzw. individuelle Fragestellungen besprochen werden.

Voraussetzungen/Vorkenntnisse:
Keine, von Vorteil wären jedoch Grundkenntnisse zu statistischen Kennziffern (etwa Mittelwerte, Streuungsmaße)

Für Mitglieder der HSU erfolgt der direkte Kursbeitritt ab sofort unter diesem Link.
Wer nicht Angehöriger der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität ist, lege sich zuvor bitte unter diesem Link ein Konto auf dem Ilias-System der HSU an.

Die Zahl der Teilnehmenden ist auf 20 Personen beschränkt.

VHB-ProDok: Kurs “Theory and Theorizing in Information Systems Research” an der KLU Hamburg

Vom 16. bis 19. Juli 2019 führt Professor Benjamin Müller (Universität Lausanne) den in den letzten beiden Jahren sehr erfolgreichen und beliebten Kurs „Theory and Theorizing in Information Systems Research” an der Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg durch, zu dem wir Sie herzlich einladen.


Abstract

The generation of knowledge can be seen as one of the key contributions of any science. Consequently, many scholars emphasize the centrality of theories for any scientific endeavor – a thought widely reflected in many disciplines from the natural to the social sciences. While a corresponding attention to theoretical work has been at the heart of the Information Systems (IS) discipline for a long time, the focus on theoretical debates and genuine conceptual contributions has been picking up recently. This is reflected by journal sections and conference tracks dedicated to advancing theory and theorizing in IS research, a number of workshops and special issues dedicated to the matter, as well as many authors’ experiences during the reviews processes of their work.

The course “Advanced Topics in Information Systems Theory” invites participants to join the ongoing discourse on theories and theorizing in the Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and Information Systems (IS) research communities. It is designed to help participants build and extend their understanding of the nature and role of theory in BISE and IS research. Through discussions and analyses of current theoretical developments in the BISE and IS discipline and some of its main reference disciplines, participants will engage with theory and advance their skills of building their own theoretical contributions.

The course aims to achieve the following high-level learning objectives  1. Build a foundational understanding of what theory is and what role it plays in research  2. Develop basic theorizing skills and be familiar with extant theorizing strategies  3. Understand strategies to develop and publish own theoretical contributions

Overall, the course is designed to help students advance their understanding of theory and theorizing in the BISE / IS discipline and enhance their theorizing skills related to their own research and thesis work.

In terms of teaching formats, the course will be using a mixture of formats and approaches – from traditional lectures to interactive seminar sessions. To make this work, participants’ preparation before class is essential. Most of this preparation will involve reading a set of papers assigned to each participant that needs to be prepared for class. Through this preparation, a large portion of the workload for the course will occur in the weeks before the actual course date. Participants may also be asked to prepare other things as well, such as small presentations or posters, but these will come with less effort required. Specific instructions for all of the preparation necessary will be distributed in time before class.

Be advised that the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or normative prescription of how to engage with theory and theorizing in research. It is rather aimed at encouraging and empowering young scholars to carefully pay attention to their theoretical contribution and their engagement with the extant knowledge in the field. This explicitly includes a critical reflection on the current state of theory in the IS and BISE field in order to enable students to develop their own theoretical contributions as well as empower them to contribute to advancing the current debates on the nature and role of theory and theorizing in their own right.


Anmeldung und weitere Informationen

Interessierte können sich noch bis 2. Juni 2019 über das elektronische Anmeldeformular https://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/ oder per Email an prodok@vhbonline.org anmelden. Unter dem Link finden Sie außerdem die Informationen zur Anmeldegebühr.

Hier erhalten Sie außerdem die Übersicht über das VHB-ProDok Kursangebot. Alle weiteren Informationen zu VHB-ProDok finden Sie unter http://prodok.org. Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen die Projektkoordinatorin Kathrin Schöps (kathrin.schoeps@vhbonline.org) von der Geschäftsstelle des VHB gerne zur Verfügung.

GIGA Summer Term Programme: 16 April – 24 June 2019

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

The following seminars are open to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the GIGA and its partner institutions. Please note that other external participants are asked to pay a small course fee.

Registration deadline: Monday, 1 April 2019

2 May Global Approach to CAS Series I: Comparing cases of populismAndreas Ufen, GIGA
6-7
May
Qualitative Data Analysis: How to find meaning in your texts Nicola Nymalm, SIIA & Maren Wagner, GIGA
16-17 May Qualitative InterviewingLea Sgier, Uni Geneve
23-24 May Introduction to LaTeXBruno Castanho Silva, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
27
May
Global Approach to CAS Series II: Conceptualizing and measuring
political clientelism in comparative perspective
Saskia Ruth, GIGA
4-5
June
Process tracing methods – an introductionDerek Beach, University of Aarhus
12-13
June
An Introduction to the Logic and Practiceo Qualitative Comparative
Analysis (QCA)
David Kuehn & Julia Grau- vogel, GIGA
24
June
Global Approach to CAS Series III: What does gender have to do with it? Discussing the integration of gender analyses in comparative area stu- dies and the global approach Miriam Prys-Hansen, GIGA

Information on Registration

Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on the website of the respective event. Please note that you will receive a confirmation on whether your registration has been successful only after the registration deadline has passed.

External participants that are not a member of the GIGA or one of its partner institutions are asked to pay a small course fee.

Questions regarding the course programme or registration should be addressed to Madina Bizhanova.

Registration deadline: Monday, 1 April 2019

VHB-ProDok: Kurs “Theoretical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”

Vom 2. bis 5. April 2019 führen Professorin LAURA MARIE EDINGER-SCHONS (Universität Mannheim) und Professor CHRISTOPHER WICKERT (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) erstmals einen Kurs zum Thema „THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)” durch.

Inhalt des 4-tägigen Workshops sind die Diskussion und das Entwickeln eines gemeinsamen Verständnisses über grundlegende theoretische Ansätze in der CSR-Forschung. Dies soll helfen, den Teilnehmern nicht nur ein fundiertes Verständnis der Forschung zu vermitteln, sondern auch, den State-of-the-Art der Literatur und aufkommende „hot topics” mit relevanten Forschungsfragen zu verknüpfen. Der Workshop beinhaltet thematische Diskussionen zu verschiedenen Themenfeldern sowie themenübergreifende Inputs durch die Workshopleiter/in z.B. zum Publikationsprozess in der CSR Forschung, Karriereplanung, sowie Einbeziehung von Praktikern in die Forschung.

Der ProDok-Kurs CSR wendet sich in erster Linie an NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, die in ihrer Forschung einen Schwerpunkt auf die Bereiche CSR, unternehmerische Nachhaltigkeit sowie das grundlegende Verhältnis von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft setzen.

Interessenten können sich noch bis zum 1. MÄRZ 2019 über das elektronische Anmeldeformular http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/ oder per Email an prodok@vhbonline.org anmelden. Unter dem Link finden Sie außerdem die Informationen zur Anmeldegebühr.

Hier finden sie eine Übersicht über das VHB-ProDok Kursangebot. Alle weiteren Informationen zu VHB-ProDok finden Sie unter http://prodok.org. Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen Kathrin Schöps (kathrin.schoeps@vhbonline.org) von der Geschäftsstelle des VHB gerne zur Verfügung.

Call for Applications: GIGA Doctoral Programme

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, growth and development, and power and ideas. The GIGA Doctoral Programme invites applications from

Prospective Doctoral Students

to join the programme on 1 October 2019. The GIGA Doctoral Programme (DP) is a three-year structured programme for junior researchers, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). GIGA doctoral students are fully integrated into the GIGA’s research structure and benefit from close supervision within an international research environment. The training programme fosters their engagement with the GIGA’s global approach to scholarship and provides them with the necessary methodological and soft skills to pursue a career in academia and beyond. Through academic exchanges and field work, doctoral students engage with the ‘GIGA-regions’ and build their own networks. Additional mobility grants are provided for field work and conference attendance and, in line with the Leibniz Association’s principle of ‘theoria cum praxi’, doctoral students are offered exposure to policy advice and knowledge transfer activities. Doctoral degrees will be awarded by one of our partner universities, dependent upon the affiliation of the student’s first Supervisor.

Applicants are expected to fulfil the following criteria:

  • An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
  • A high-quality project proposal that fits with the GIGA’s research agenda. Priority will be given to projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
  • Strong command of the English language (German is not a prerequisite).

We strongly welcome international applications. Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute.

Please fill out the GIGA DP application form: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/dp/application and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-19-01) including:

  • a letter of motivation, a research proposal of 2000 words max. and an additional academic writing sample,
  • a CV and simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA),
  • proof of English language skills, and
  • a statement about intended funding for the duration of three years (final admission is dependent upon the applicant’s ability to provide proof of funding by the starting date)

to Kerstin Labusga, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Email: jobs-dp@giga-hamburg.de (Email applications, preferably in a single pdf file, are particularly welcome).

Screening of applications will begin on 1 February 2019.

For further information, including a list of FAQs, please visit the GIGA DP website www.giga-ham-burg.de/en/dp. You may also contact us at: dpgiga@giga-hamburg.de.

ReMaT Research Management Training for Early Career Researchers, 10 & 11 December 2018

Institution:  Tutech Innovation GmbH

Lecturer: Monica Schofield and Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper, Tutech Innovation GmbH

Date: 10 & 11 December 2018

Venue:
Tutech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schloßstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg, Germany

Registration:
Please use this form to register by 06.12.2018

Content and Aim of the Workshop:
ReMaT is an intensive, interactive workshop, providing an introduction to a number of key topics relating to research management including project management, grant acquisition, and science and technology related entrepreneurship. ReMaT is especially tailored to meet the needs of early stage researchers especially from the 2nd year of PhD studies onwards, but is
also suitable for others involved in research, or in directing research. ReMaT delivers hands-on practical training in an intensive, yet effective workshop form over two days. There is a strong emphasis on European networking in the way the workshop is delivered: we encourage participation from many different countries and disciplines.

For further information on workshop fees and the workshop program see the workshop flyer.

Hamburg Business School: Doctoral study courses in winter semester 2018/19

The following doctoral study courses will be on offer at the Hamburg Business School in winter semester 2017/18:

  • HCHE Research Seminar and PhD Course (12.-13.11.2018)
    Patricia Born (Informationen)
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics (4 Termine, Start 14.12.2018)
    Markus Nöth & Guido Voigt (Informationen)
  • Advanced Modelling and Optimization (Blockkurs 17.-21.12.2018)
    Malte Fliedner & Knut Haase (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Causal Inference (Blokkurs im Januar)
    Martin Spindler (Informationen)
  • Survey Research (4.-6.2.2019, Kick-off 5.11.2018)
    Karen Gedenk (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Audit Research and an Approach to getting Published (20.-22.2.2019)
    Nicole Ratzinger-Sakel (Informationen)

See also https://www.bwl.uni-hamburg.de/en/forschung/promotion.html for further information on the doctoral studies program of the Hamburg Business School.

Call for Papers: Necessary Condition Analysis. Method and Applications (EURAM Conference 2019: “Exploring the Future of Management: Facts, Fashion and Fado”, June 26-28, Lisbon, Portugal)

Track 06_13 – Necessary Condition Analysis. Method and Applications
Necessary Condition Analysis is a novel and promising empirical research methodology that
can be applied in all disciplines. NCA understands cause-effect relations in terms of
“necessary but not sufficient”; this means that without the right level of the condition a certain
effect cannot occur. This is independent of other causes, thus the necessary condition can
be a bottleneck, critical factor, constraint, disqualifier, etc. In practice, the right level of
necessary condition must be put and kept in place to avoid guaranteed failure. Other causes
cannot compensate for this factor. By adding a different logic and data analysis approach,
NCA adds both rigor and relevance to theory, data analysis, and publications.

The aim of this track is to bring together researchers who are already applying the method
or interested in using it. NCA is a user-friendly method that requires no advanced
statistical or methodological knowledge beforehand. However, since NCA is a
rather newmethodology, several questions remain. This track will provide the opportunity for
methodology focused discussions and exchange of experience. We will focus on the
foundations of the method, its application in different disciplines, and its advantages in
comparison to other methods (e.g., regression-based methods, QCA). Therewith, the track
will not only help to advance ongoing research projects but also serves as a multidisciplinary
forum to explore the latest research, applications, and developments surrounding the use of
NCA.

We encourage submissions of advanced research projects (full paper, competitive sessions)
as well as work in progress (extended abstract, paper and idea development sessions).
Papers are welcome from any field as long as they use NCA either as core method or a
complement to other methods.

For more information on NCA please visit the NCA website (www.erim.nl/nca) or read NCA’s
core paper (free access): Dul, J. (2016) Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA): Logic and
methodology of “necessary but not sufficient” causality, Organizational Research Methods,
19(1), 10-52.

Proponents:
Sven Hauff, Helmut Schmidt University;
Jan Dul, Rotterdam School of Management;
Florence Allard-Poesi, Université Paris-Est;
Nicole Richter, University of Southern Denmark