05 - 06 Juni 2019

20 Jahre Schweizer Haushalt-Panel

10. Internationale Konferenz der Panel-Datennutzer in der Schweiz Die Einschreibung für die Jubiläumsausgabe der Internationalen Konferenz der Panel-Datenbenutzer ist ab sofort möglich. Die Konferenz umfasst eine Plenarsitzung mit Prof. Monica Budowski über die historische Entwicklung des Schweizer Haushalt-Panels, einen Roundtable über die Zukunft des Schweizer Haushalt-Panel und der Haushalt-Panels im Allgemeinen sowie thematische Sitzungen. Die thematischen Sitzungen decken eine Vielzahl […]

24 Juni 2019

Understanding resistance to participate in passive smartphone data collection in mobile-web surveys

This is the topic of the next FORS Lunch seminar with Jessica Herzing, Caroline Roberts and Daniel Gatica-Perez (EPFL). From 12:15 to 13h15 in room 5408 at Geopolis, UNIL. In this project, we present results from user experience research aimed at addressing challenges related to smartphone data collection. The research used a mixed method approach incorporating focus groups with smartphone […]

16 - 30 Aug 2019

Register now ! Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods

You need to acquire new or other tools and approaches, that where not covered during your formal training? After having completed your initial degrees (bachelor, master) you start working on a PhD project or get a job as (research) assistant or collaborator within academia or outside. You feel that your methodological skills are somewhat shaky, too theoretical and many practical problems […]

10 - 12 Sept 2019

Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2019

The Institute of Sociology of the University of Neuchâtel is hosting the 2019 edition of the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association. The theme of the event is The Future of Work. Many of our collective experiences and individual lives are organized around work. But work is changing. Technology, globalization, and new management practices are reshaping where, when, how, and […]

12 - 14 Sept 2019

ECSR Annual Conference in Lausanne, 12-14 September 2019

The European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR) will hold its next annual conference at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland on 12-14 September 2019. The conference theme is: Inequality over the life course The conference will host over 190 paper and 40 poster presentations of theoretically-based empirical studies in sociology. The deadline for submissions has passed (please find here the […]

14 - 16 Okt 2019

14th Conference „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“

Weakening social cohesion in Europe? Indicators, analysis and policy implications This is the theme of the 14th Conference „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“ at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy. Invited are contributions looking at social cohesion as an important topic of social monitoring and reporting from either perspective, within as well as between European societies. More specifically, the […]

Past events

06 Mai 2019

FORS Lunch seminar on the first results of the two-wave mixed mode pilot for the Swiss Household Panel

The next FORS Lunch Seminar will take place on Monday, Mai 6, from 12:15 to 13h15 in room 5408 at Geopolis. Marieke Voorpostel will present the results of the mixed mode pilot conducted by the Swiss Household Panel. First results of the two-wave mixed mode pilot for the Swiss Household Panel In a two-wave pilot, The Swiss Household Panel (SHP) is […]

01 Apr 2019

FORS Lunch Seminar on „Health of the older population in Switzerland“

Simon Seiler, Marc Höglinger (ZHAW) and Jürgen Maurer (UNIL) Health of the older population in Switzerland Mandated by the Federal Office of Public Health, this study uses data from the “Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe” (SHARE) to describe the health of the population aged 55 and older in Switzerland. Besides a general overview over subjective health, non-communicable […]

26 März 2019

Next presentation of the FORS-SSP Methods and Research Meetings with Oliver Hümbelin

Oliver Hümbelin, Senior Researcher at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) Centre for Social Security, will give a talk entitled: How deductions undermine the redistribution effect of taxes – research with Swiss tax data  Abstract In many OECD countries, the inequality between the rich and the poor has increased in recent decades. Some authors put the blame on the withdrawal of the state, […]

14 März 2019

Abschiedsvorlesung von Professor Dominique Joye

Professor Dominique Joye, Associate Professor und Ordentlicher Professor am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Lausanne und ehemaliges Mitglied des FORS Stiftungsrates und des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats wird seine Abschiedsvorlesung am Donnerstag, den 14. März 2019, um 17:15 Uhr (Aula de l’IDHEAP) halten. Professor Joye wird seine Recherchen, die von der ökologischen Datenanalyse über das Studium sozialer Netzwerke bis hin zur Stadtsoziologie […]

11 März 2019

FORS lunch seminar on the relationship between early child-care types and parents’ subjective wellbeing and work family balance

The next FORS Lunch Seminar will take place on Monday March 11th from 12:15 to 13:15 in room 5899 at Geopolis. Valérie-Anne Ryser and Marieke Heers will present their ongoing research project titled: The relationship between early child-care types and parents’ subjective wellbeing and work family balance Objective: This study investigates what child-care patterns – parental, formal, informal (mostly grandparental) and […]

26 Feb 2019

Next presentation of the FORS-SSP Methods and Research Meetings with Dr. Sandra Penic

Tuesday February 26, 2019, Room 5799, Géopolis, UNIL, 12:15-13:30 Pluralistic memories as a resource for conflict transformation?  A mixed-methods approach In societies affected by protracted conflicts, collective experiences of violence are typically complex and multi-layered. This complexity, however, can be hidden in public and mass-mediatized narratives, which often can be simplified, polarized or black-and-white versions of the actual events. For example, stories about […]

14 Feb 2019

2nd Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair

Second Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair, February 14, 2019, University of Lausanne This one-day event included presentations and posters on various major Swiss longitudinal surveys in the social sciences, including TREE, the Swiss Household Panel, SHARE, CoCon and the LABB of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the DAB panel study (Determinants of educational choice and vocational training opportunities). The presenations […]

13 Dez 2018

Immigrants against immigration : Competition, identity and immigrants’ vote on free movement in Switzerland

La dernière conférence du GREC de ce semestr aura lieu jeudi le 13 décembre, 16h, Géopolis 2018. Oliver Strijbis, de l’Université de Zürich, donnera une conférence sur le vote des immigrant-e-s : Immigrants against immigration : Competition, identity and immigrants’ vote on free movement in Switzerland Nous nous réjouissons de vous y retrouver ! Comme d’habitude, un apéro d’excellence sera servi après la […]

04 Dez 2018

Next presentation of the FORS-SSP Methods and Research Meetings with Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez (EPFL)

The next presentation of the FORS-SSP Methods and Research Meetings will take place on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 12.15-13:30, room 5799 at Geopolis. Professor Daniel Gatica-Perez from the EPFL will give a talk entitled: Mobile Crowdsensing and Public Participation The engagement of youth in local concerns has educational, social, and economic implications. There is an entire open agenda of issues that human-centered […]

29 Nov 2018

FORS lunch seminar über „Agisme et décisions de fin de vie : Quelle relation“

Le prochain FORS Lunch Seminar aura lieu le jeudi 29 novembre de 12h15 à 13h15 dans la salle 5408 de Géopolis. Prof. Christian Maggiori et Prof. Castelli Dransart, de la Haute école de travail social de Fribourg (HES-SO), présenteront les résultats de leur étude intitulée : Agisme et décisions de fin de vie : Quelle relation Dans un contexte de vieillissement démographique et d’avancées médicales, les décisions […]

29 Nov 2018

(Tous) nationalistes sans le savoir ? Le nationalisme banal aujourd’hui.

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences du GREC Groupe de recherche sur les élections et la citoyenneté politique, la prochaine séance est dédié à la question: (Tous) nationalistes sans le savoir ? Le nationalisme banal aujourd’hui. Avec Sophie Duchesne, Université de Bordeaux En 1994, le psychosociologue anglais Michael Billig, publiait Banal Nationalism, un livre qui est rapidement devenu une référence […]

27 Nov 2018

Débat „Age & Société“, Fondation Leenaards

Engagement et rôle social des seniors A l’heure de l’allongement de l’espérance de vie, l’engagement social des seniors est-il la principale clé du bien-vieillir? Contribuer au vivre-ensemble est-il nécessaire pour donner du sens à sa retraite? Ce rendez-vous Leenaards âge & société a pour but d’interroger les liens entre engagement social et qualité de vie des aînés. Cette rencontre sera […]

15 Nov 2018

We are the People and you are Fake News: Populist Citizens’ Public Opinion and Media Perceptions

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences du GREC Groupe de recherche sur les élections et la citoyenneté politique, nous avons le plaisir d’accueillir Anne Schulz, de l’Université de Zürich le 15 novembre, 16h, Géopolis 2008 . Elle donnera une conférence sur le thème du populisme : We are the People and you are Fake News: Populist Citizens’ Public Opinion and Media Perceptions […]

09 Nov 2018

Big Data in den Sozialwissenschaften – Herausforderungen und Chancen

Die SAGW organisiert am 9. November 2018 eine Tagung in Bern  zum Thema Big Data in den Sozialwissenschaften – Herausforderungen. «Big Data» ist ein Schlagwort, an dem man nicht mehr vorbeikommt. In der Schweiz wird die Diskussion bislang vorwiegend unter informatikbezogenen und juristischen Aspekten geführt. Es bleibt jedoch unklar, was mit „Big Data“ genau gemeint ist. Oft werden unrealistische Erwartungen […]

08 - 09 Nov 2018

Symposium „Ethische Fragen in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung“

Das Symposium „Ethische Fragen in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung“ soll einen Raum für Reflexion und Debatte bieten, indem es ethische Fragen (wieder) in den Mittelpunkt der Forschungspraxis stellt. Es wird vom Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Lausanne und FORS in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für soziologische Forschung der Universität Genf und der Université Libre de Bruxelles organisiert. Zudem wird das […]

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