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5th International Research Workshop – “Methods for Ph.D.”

5th International Research Workshop – “Methods for Ph.D.”

October 2-7, 2011
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)
University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg (Denmark)

For the fifth time Ph.D. students in the field of Social Sciences and Economics have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience in research on empirical data, including SOEP. The workshop language will be English. Interested parties from all countries are invited. The workshop is especially for those who need training in the process of choosing a topic, grounding the research idea in theory, as well as in gathering and analyzing data and presenting results in scientific contexts.

The workshop tackles these steps of Ph.D. research projects:

  • gathering data through (un)structured interviews and analyzing standardized survey data (e.g., SOEP),
  • using the computer for content analysis and as a statistical tool,
  • writing a report and making presentations.

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline ones project. For more information about the programme, see:

http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/doctoralstudy/irws/programme/

It is possible to obtain credits for the workshop under the European Credit Transfer System.

The workshop fee is 390 Euro. This includes all lectures, meals, and accommodations during the workshop (October 2-7, 2011). For more information about the registration procedure, see:

http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/doctoralstudy/irws/registration/

Organizers of the Workshop are: Helmut-Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, University of Flensburg, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin, University of Southern Denmark Campus Soenderborg, Leuphana University Lüneburg, University of Hamburg – Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Faculty of Education Psychology and Human Movement.

Workshopfolder as PDF

Neuer Partner für das Doktorandennetzwerk

Im November vergangenen Jahres unterzeichneten Fakultäten und Forschungsinstitute in Deutschland und Dänemark einen Kooperationsvertrag über ein Netzwerk in der Doktorandenausbildung. Ziel dieses Netzwerkes ist es, die Ausbildung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuches weiter zu verbessern, in dem jede beiteiligte Institution Ausbildungskurse für Doktoranden der anderen Institutionen öffnet und gemeinsam ein Fortbildungsangebot geschaffen wird, namentlich der International Research Workshop für Doktoranden in Sankelmark bei Flensburg. Das renommierte GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften ist nun ein weiterer Kooperationspartner.

“Die Doktoranden der beteiligten Institutionen erhalten die Möglichkeit, Kurse und Seminare der beteiligten Institutionen wahrzunehmen und ihr Know-how zu vermehren. Gleichzeitig schont diese Form der Zusammenarbeit Ressourcen, was gerade kleineren Institutionen und Universitäten zu Gute kommt”, sagt Wenzel Matiaske, Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der HSU und Koordinator des Netzwerkes.

Der neue Kooperationspartner, das GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, forscht zu methodischen Fragen der empirischen Sozialforschung, archiviert Umfragedaten und stellt diese interessierten Forschern zur Verfügung, unter anderem Allbus, ISSP und Eurobarometer, bietet Informationen zu Daten, Literatur und Forschungsprojekten, berät Universitäten und Non-Profit-Unternehmen bei der Planung und Durchführung von Umfragen und widmet sich der Lehre und der Fortbildung des akademischen Mittelbaus. Das GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften besitzt mit Niederlassungen in Mannheim, Köln, Bonn und Berlin vier Standorte in Deutschland. In den Workshops und Seminaren, die hauptsächlich in Mannheim und Köln angeboten werden, geht es um methodische Fragestellungen der Umfrageforschung wie: Fragenbogenentwicklung, Skalenanalyse und –konstruktion, Datenerhebungsmethoden, Stichproben, Datenerfassung, Datenmanagement, Verfahren der Datenanalyse, Datenarchivierungskonzepte und –verfahren, sowie Fragen des internationalen Vergleichs von Umfragen. Damit ist das GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften ein idealer Partner des Netzwerkes.

Beteiligt am Netzwerk sind neben dem neuen Partner GESIS: die sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten der Universität Universität Hamburg und der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (HSU), das Institut für Grenzregionsforschung der Syddansk Universitet, die Universität Flensburg, die wirtschafts-, verhaltens- und rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg sowie die Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft, Psychologie und Bewegungswissenschaft der Hamburger Universität. Neben den Hochschulen sind zusätzlich folgende außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtungen beteiligt: das Hamburger Weltwirtschaftsinstitut gGmbH, das Institut für Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung Nürnberg mit dem Regionalforschungszentrum Kiel und das Sozio-ökonomische Panel am Deutschen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin.

Das Netzwerk organisiert vom 3. bis 8. Oktober in der Akademie Sankelmark und an der Syddansk Universitet den International Research Workshop für Doktoranden, in dem Doktoranden ihr Wissen um wissenschaftliche Methoden und Werkzeuge vertiefen und ausbauen können. Nähere Informationen und Anmeldung unter: www.phd-network.eu.

Workshop Folder available now!

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4th International Research Workshop – “Methods for Ph.D.”
October 3-8, 2010

Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)
University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg (Denmark)

For the fourth time Ph.D. students in the field of Social Sciences and Economics have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience in research on empirical data, including SOEP. The workshop language will be English. Interested parties from all countries are invited. The workshop is especially for those who need training in the process of choosing a topic, grounding the research idea in theory, as well as in gathering and analyzing data and presenting results in scientific contexts.

The workshop tackles these steps of Ph.D. research projects:

  • gathering data through (un)structured interviews and analyzing standardized survey data (e.g., SOEP),
  • using the computer for content analysis and as a statistical tool,
  • writing a report and making presentations.

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline ones project. For more information about the programme, see:
http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/doctoralstudy/?page_id=26

It is possible to obtain credits for the workshop under the European Credit Transfer System.

The workshop fee is 380 Euro. This includes all lectures, meals, and accommodations during the workshop (October 3-8, 2010). For more information about the registration procedure, see:
http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/doctoralstudy/?page_id=28

Organizers of the Workshop are: Helmut-Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, University of Flensburg, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin, University of Southern Denmark Campus Soenderborg, Leuphana University Lüneburg, University of Hamburg – Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Faculty of Education Psychology and Human Movement.

For more information, see:
http://www.phd-network.eu/

Report on the Third International Research Workshop "Methods for PhD", October 4–9, 2009, near Flensburg

For the third time, from October 4–9, 2009, the International Research Workshop (IRWS) took place at the Akademie Sankelmark near Flensburg and at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sonderburg/Denmark. Again it was a great success, with well over 70 participants from 25 different universities and research institutions in Germany, Denmark, Austria, and Italy. The individual workshops were aimed at doctoral level students and young scholars from the social and economic sciences, and were offered in parallel morning and afternoon sessions. The workshop was organized with the aim of promoting young researchers by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg (Wenzel Matiaske and Simon Fietze) and received financial support from SOEP/DIW Berlin, the University of Flensburg, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the University of Hamburg, the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU).
The kick-off for the workshop was the traditional Sunday Evening Event. This year the workshop started with the movie “Kitchen Stories” (Comedy, Drama by Bent Hamer, Norway 2003). It was a good introduction to a research and methods workshop for PhD students: the movie is about eighteen observers sent out to a rural district of Norway to map out the kitchen routines of single men. The researchers sat in special strategically placed chairs in each kitchen. It shows in an amusing way how research through observation works and what obstacles can arise.
The general focus of this year’s workshop was network analysis. One day of the workshop included courses on the following topics: Network Analysis (Mark Trappmann, Institute for Labour Research & Anja Iseke, University of Paderborn), Introductory and Advanced Use of the Statistics Software STATA (Tobias Gramlich, University of Duisburg-Essen & Andrea Schäfer, University of Bremen) and the freeware program R (Detlef Steuer, HSU). Further courses included an Introduction to the SOEP (Elke Holst, DIW Berlin/SOEP & Andrea Schäfer, University of Bremen), Analysing Panel Data (Nisar Ahmad, University of Aarhus), Case Studies (Alex Pedrosa, SDU), Introduction to Qualitative Interview Methods (Ralph Kattenbach, University of Hamburg), Qualitative Inquiry and Content Analysis with MAXQDA (Heiko Grunenberg, Leuphana University Lüneburg). Towards the middle of the workshop, it became even more international: about 40 kilometers away at the University of Southern Denmark in Sonderburg/Denmark, courses were offered in Handling Missing Data (Martin Spieß, University of Hamburg), Writing a Research Proposal (Ulrike Pospiech, University of Duisburg-Essen & Marion Hartung, HSU) and Structural Equation Modelling with Amos (Volker Müller-Benedict & Katja Spanier, University of Flensburg).
Next workshop October 3-8, 2010
The next International Research Workshop will take place from October 3–8, 2010.

For the third time, from October 4–9, 2009, the International Research Workshop (IRWS) took place at the Akademie Sankelmark near Flensburg and at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sonderburg/Denmark. Again it was a great success, with well over 70 participants from 25 different universities and research institutions in Germany, Denmark, Austria, and Italy. The individual workshops were aimed at doctoral level students and young scholars from the social and economic sciences, and were offered in parallel morning and afternoon sessions. The workshop was organized with the aim of promoting young researchers by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg (Wenzel Matiaske and Simon Fietze) and received financial support from SOEP/DIW Berlin, the University of Flensburg, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the University of Hamburg, the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU).

The kick-off for the workshop was the traditional Sunday Evening Event. This year the workshop started with the movie “Kitchen Stories” (Comedy, Drama by Bent Hamer, Norway 2003). It was a good introduction to a research and methods workshop for PhD students: the movie is about eighteen observers sent out to a rural district of Norway to map out the kitchen routines of single men. The researchers sat in special strategically placed chairs in each kitchen. It shows in an amusing way how research through observation works and what obstacles can arise.

The general focus of this year’s workshop was network analysis. One day of the workshop included courses on the following topics: Network Analysis (Mark Trappmann, Institute for Labour Research & Anja Iseke, University of Paderborn), Introductory and Advanced Use of the Statistics Software STATA (Tobias Gramlich, University of Duisburg-Essen & Andrea Schäfer, University of Bremen) and the freeware program R (Detlef Steuer, HSU). Further courses included an Introduction to the SOEP (Elke Holst, DIW Berlin/SOEP & Andrea Schäfer, University of Bremen), Analysing Panel Data (Nisar Ahmad, University of Aarhus), Case Studies (Alex Pedrosa, SDU), Introduction to Qualitative Interview Methods (Ralph Kattenbach, University of Hamburg), Qualitative Inquiry and Content Analysis with MAXQDA (Heiko Grunenberg, Leuphana University Lüneburg). Towards the middle of the workshop, it became even more international: about 40 kilometers away at the University of Southern Denmark in Sonderburg/Denmark, courses were offered in Handling Missing Data (Martin Spieß, University of Hamburg), Writing a Research Proposal (Ulrike Pospiech, University of Duisburg-Essen & Marion Hartung, HSU) and Structural Equation Modelling with Amos (Volker Müller-Benedict & Katja Spanier, University of Flensburg).

Next workshop October 3-8, 2010

The next International Research Workshop will take place from October 3–8, 2010.