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Organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF), the 4th International Academic Conference on Social Sciences (IACSS) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Social Sciences.
The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present. Draft program can be found here.
Europe's leading e-infrastructures, EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe, invite all researchers, developers and service providers for two days of brainstorming and discussions at the Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 event (30 November - 1 December 2017). Under the theme “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”, the 2017 edition of the DI4R conference will showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that, leveraging today’s initiatives – national, regional, European and international – are the building bloc
For the first time, RDA Europe will hold a one-day RDA Europe Workshop in Vienna on November 23rd 2017. The title of the event is "Data Stewardship Realized: From Planning to Action. Towards the Establishment of an Austrian Research Infrastructure". It is being realized through a collaboration between RDA Europe, the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.
Big Data Week is a global concept of interconnected community events focusing on the latest, next-generation big data solutions, innovations, and improvements in a vast array of industries. We bring together a worldwide community of data scientists, data technologists, data visualisers and data businesses spanning major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.
Deadline Call for Papers May 15, 2017
The newly established series of NEPS Conferences brings together researchers at different stages of their academic career to discuss ongoing projects and current findings based on NEPS data. The conference addresses an interdisciplinary audience–that is, contributions on all NEPS topics, including methodological issues and comparisons with other national or international surveys, are welcome. The conference will be held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg. Conference language is English.
Celebrating the 25th birthday of the IAB Establishment Panel Survey this workshop invites empirical contributions on the basis of the firm and establishment panel and matched employer-employee data from all areas of labour market research, and from related fields such as personnel economics, sociology and economics of vocational education and training industrial relations, or industrial economics. Papers may address research questions in any of these areas as well as methodological questions.
This multidisciplinary conference highlights research by new and experienced users based on data from the PSID main interview and the study's supplements. The event is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Science Foundation. Attendance is restricted to registered participants and invited guests.
Organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF), the 1st International Conference on Social Science (ICOSS) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Communication, Society, Education, Culture, Politics, Law, Finance, Economics, Management, Psychology and more.
(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association
Thema: Culture, Inequalities, and Social Inclusion across the Globe | The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every August to provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters.
Every August since 2012, the GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place at GESIS, Cologne. Lecturers and participants from all over the world and from many different fields come to Cologne to take part in Europe's leading summer school on survey methodology, research design, and data collection - recommended by the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).
The "Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research" seeks to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research.
The 2017 Conference is placing particular emphasis on the value of household panel studies and will be followed by a one-day meeting (on 14th July) of key researchers from international household panel studies. These include: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics – USA; Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey – Australia; The German Socio-Economic Panel – Germany; FORS – Switzerland; Longitudinal and International Study of Adults – Canada.
Libby Bishop of the UK Data Service will be running a course: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data: Sharing and Reusing Data, at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis from 10-14 July 2017. This course is designed for researchers aiming to reuse qualitative data in their own work. Secondary analysis means reusing data created from previous research projects for new purposes.
The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2017) is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers – academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods.
This international conference aims to bring together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey and the GGP Contextual Database, and invites them to present and discuss their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas among existing as well as new GGP users, policy makers and the research community at large.
Researchers are often interested in investigating sensitive topics as mental health, risky behaviours, drug use, sexuality, personal expenses, tax evasion, etc. Data on these topics often rely on sensitive questions, which are often hard to elicit given privacy concerns, the social desirability of the answer, and/or the fear of disclosure to third parties. The course introduces the concepts of social desirability, misreporting and the cognitive process of asking sensitive questions in surveys.
The special theme of the 2017 Meeting is "Economists and Policy Making". The profession of economics is facing criticism and discontent after recent failures to policies to revive stagnant economies and boost middle-class incomes. In part this criticism reflects the considerable influence wielded by economists working for government agencies, central banks or academic institutions and providing advice to policy makers. This raises some urgent questions. What should be the place and the role of economists in our societes?
The ADRN conference is a growing annual event for all researchers who use administrative data to better understand populations and societies. This year’s conference will take place in Edinburgh. Four broad themes: the substantive value of administrative data research; methodological challenges and innovations; the law, ethics and public acceptability of using administrative data for research; technical aspects of administrative data processing.
The goals of the pairfam User Conference are to provide both new and experienced researchers a forum in which to present preliminary results, receive comments and feedback from experienced pairfam data users and staff, and to facilitate future collaborations.
Science is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical, and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.
From industry over science to public policy, Big Data has sparked immense interest, raising both hopes and fears. While it has been hailed for its promises of economic prosperity, techno-scientific progress and societal advances by some, others have stressed new and emerging ethical, societal and political challenges related to the widespread adoption of data analytics in many public and private sectors.
The aim of the User Conference is to bring together scholars using the LIS/LWS datasets and to foster a dialogue between users and the core team/discussants. The conference will include in the last session a round table intended to discuss recent developments as well as potential ones in the data harmonization process, documentation of the micro and macrodata and communication with the users (through our METIS interactive platform), where feedbacks from researchers will be highly appreciated.
The aim of this conference is taking stock of con-cepts and controversies, findings and insights, per-spectives and paradigms of transition research across the life course in the last three decades and to find common ground for theorising transitions. Key notes reflect on and present experiences from life course research, biographical analysis, develop-mental studies and from different disciplines, espe-cially sociology, psychology and educational science.
This course will cover three interrelated topics: methods of selecting complex samples, creation of analysis weights that adjust for nonresponse and undercoverage, and the analysis of data collected via complex weighted surveys. The course is aimed at Doctoral Candidates at all stages, and Postdoctorates from Humanities and Social Sciences. The training session – Sampling, Weighting and Estimation in Survey Methodology – will be instructed by Stefan Zins and Matthias Sand of GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Science, Mannheim.
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Frank Goldhammer & Krisztina Tóth (DIPF, Frankfurt a.M.)
The conference will cover topics such as: competence measures and general mental ability, further education, mismatch in the labor market, skills / skills use / inequality in the labor market, vocational / academic education, adult reading components, problem solving in technology-rich environments, aging and skills / skills development, non-cognitive skills and skills, migrations and skills, health and skills, skills in the family / household context, longitudinal PIAAC data.
UK-CIM is an initiative to organise a regular UK based meeting on causal inference as a collaborative effort across the methodology research community in the health, economics and social sciences. UK-CIM aims to: Provide a forum for people interested in causal inference to meet informally; Provide a forum for early career researchers to highlight their work; Offer opportunities for networking to foster future research opportunities and collaborations.
Lecturer: Dr. Jan Paul Heisig (WZB, Berlin)
Lecturer: Dr. Ronny Scherer (CEMO, Oslo)
The International Conference on Official Statistics; Challenges, Opportunities and Future directions (ICOS2017) is a joint initiative by the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo and the Institute for Statistics of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It aims to bring together academics, practitioners and data users to present their research, share their best practices, and discuss avenues for development of official statistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
This conference will explore how researchers can incorporate Open Research methods in their research practice, and the benefits that this can bring. It will showcase inspiring examples of Open Research in the sciences and the humanities, and present strategies and methods that researchers can use to make their research more transparent and more effective. Guest speakers will include academic advocates and practitioners of Open Research, publishers and data specialists. There will be opportunities to network and share ideas throughout the day.
Organized by German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat