10th International Research Workshop „Methods for PhD“

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. Our workshop (September 25-30, 2016) tackles these steps of your research project:

  • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews or surveys and
  • using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The regular workshop fee is 449 Euro. It covers the participation in three courses, meals and accommodation. The workshop fee is 289 Euro without accommodation (only meals are included). It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System). Please note that the number of participants is limited to 20 persons per course!

The following courses will be offered:

Parallel morning session 1 (26-28 September 2016):

  • Data Analysis with R
  • Data Analysis with Stata
  • Grounded Theory
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Developing Theoretical Contributions

Parallel afternoon session 2 (26-28 September 2016):

  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Case Study Research
  • Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and Applied Survival Analysis
  • Analyzing Panel and Spatial Data
  • Questionnaire Design

Parallel session at the SDU (30 September 2016):

  • Academic English Writing
  • Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling and Its Applications to Policy Impact Analysis
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis
  • Reproducible Research with R and RStudio
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data and Exploratory Statistics

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

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