14 - 28 Aug 2020
Despite COVID-19, the 24th Summer School in Social Science Methods will take place. Register before June 15
Given the current situation, we will provide an option of attending the workshops on-line for those who are not in position to travel. Should the situation require it, the Summer School will switch to remote mode. Register before June 15 !
12 - 14 Okt 2020
Call for papers : „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“. Deadline May 30, 2020
Proposals to present initiatives to monitor social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of well-being, attitudes and behavior – as they exist already in many European countries – are particularly welcome!
28 Feb 2020
FORS-GREC conference „The state of democracy in a comparative perspective“
FORS and the GREC research group of the UNIL Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) is organizing a one-day academic conference titled: The state of democracy in a comparative perspective 28 February 2020, 9h30-16h30 IDHEAP building room 001 AULA The event is co-sponsored by: Montoring Electoral Democracy (MEDem) Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) The programme contains 4 panels […]
19 Dez 2019
FORS lunch seminar on representativeness of surveys and its analysis
The FORS Lunch Seminar with FORS researcher Michael Ochsner will take place in room 5899 at GeopolisThursday, December 19, from 12:15 to 13:15.
03 Dez 2019
Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches
In this Methods and Research meeting, Professor Joe Sakshaug, German Institute for Employment Research, gives insights into the following topic: Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches.
28 Nov 2019
Overcoming the global despondency trap
Le cycle de conférence du GREC vous invite à suivre cette présentation de Alice Evans (King’s College, London).
14 Nov 2019
Climate protesters and their motives for participating:
Climate protesters and their motives for participating: Results from an international survey of participants in Fridays for Future climate strikes.
14 Nov 2019
FORS Lunch seminar on Pragmatic abilities over the lifespan: The case of presuppositions
The seminar will be presented by FORS researcher Robert Reinecke. He will present a research project he is currently working on at the Institut des sciences logopédiques (Institute of Speech and Language Pathology) at the University of Neuchâtel.
29 Okt 2019
Using diverse statistical lens to provide insights about the collaborative learning process
The Methods and Research meetings are a joint seminar series organised by the Facult of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) of the University of Lausanne and FORS. The meetings are a discussion platform where talks cover substantive research raising interesting methodological questions. The next meeting is with Jennifer Olsen from the EPFL on Using diverse statistical lens to provide insights […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
09 - 10 Sept 2019
7ème Festival Suisse des méthodes qualitatives: «Open data et recherche qualitative»
La septième édition du «Festival suisse des méthodes qualitatives» se déroulera les lundi 9 et mardi 10 septembre 2019 à l’Université de Lausanne (bâtiment Géopolis). Selon une formule désormais bien rodée, le Festival se propose de présenter les innovations récentes dans le domaine des méthodes qualitatives et mixtes. A l’instar de l’édition de 2017, la manifestation se propose une fois […]
16 - 30 Aug 2019
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 […]
24 Juni 2019
Mobile Web Data Collection in Swiss Survey Research: Opportunities and Challenges
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. Smartphones present many exciting opportunities for social researchers across a wide range of disciplines. Yet there are numerous challenges associated with gaining the cooperation of research participants, maintaining their privacy, and […]
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 […]
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 […]