13 - 27 Aug 2021

25th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano. Register now!

We are glad to announce that the Summer School will take place as foreseen in Lugano. Should the situation require it, the Summer School will switch to remote mode.

13 - 15 Sept 2021

Save the date for the next SHP workshop!

On the first day, there will be an introduction to the SHP and the R software. On the second and third day the workshop will focus on data management with R, based on data from the SHP.

16 - 17 Sept 2021

Conference: Stay tuned to the Future. Impact of research infrastructures 2.0

Exchange on the meaning of impact and its variation between and within different fields and research infrastructures. Exchange on the measurement of impact. Showcase where and how infrastructures in different field create impact and much more!

Past events

10 Juni 2021

11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

This edition includes thematic sessions that cover a wide variety of topics, such as health and well-being, education and labour market, families, migration, or politics and attitudes. It also includes a special session organized by TREE as well as by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

01 Juni 2021

FORS Lunch seminar on research infrastructures in Switzerland and the EU

Henk Verloo (HES-SO Valais-Wallis), Boris Wernli (FORS) and Filipa Pereira (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) will refer on methodological considerations and outcomes of routinely collecting highly sensitive health data from a hospital register.

30 März 2021

Join us online for the next Methods and Research Meeting 

Annamaria Bianchi, Associate Professor of Economic and Business Statistics at the University of Bergamo, will talk on
Web-Face-to-Face Mixed-Mode Design and Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys: some evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

23 März 2021

Swiss COVID-19 Data Symposium. Register now !

The Swiss Covid-19 Data Symposium will give social sciences researchers an overview of different datasets that can be analyzed to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on numerous aspects of individuals’ everyday lives. Register now !

09 März 2021

Online conference on “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe”.

This conference will address the following topics: What are the longer-term social developments in Europe and did they result in increasing divergence recently? Are we currently witnessing a reversal of relevant social trends due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

02 März 2021

FORS Lunch Seminar with Jan-Erik Refle on the results from the SHP Covid-19 study 

To get more insight into how people were affected by and fared during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Swiss Household Panel launched an additional Covid-19 Survey among participating households.
 

18 - 20 Jan 2021

Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon. Submit your ideas by November 30 !

Students, academics, developers and service providers from Switzerland and beyond are invited to connect on ideas, projects and tools in this three-day hackathon. FORS and SWITCH are organising this virtual Open Research Data hackathon to strengthen collaboration around Open Research Data.

29 Okt 2020

Tagung: Neue Wege der Datenerhebung und -analyse. Die Kombination von Daten aus unterschiedlichen Quellen.

Die Tagung richtet sich sowohl an interessierte Forschende wie auch an Personen mit Führungs-
verantwortung aus Hochschulen, Forschungsförderungs-
institutionen, öffentlicher Verwaltung sowie aus privaten und öffentlichen datenproduzierenden Unternehmungen.

27 Okt 2020

Cause commune: une co-construction des pratiques entre le terrain et la recherche

L’objectif principal du projet Cause Commune est de construire une méthodologie participative et novatrice dans la politique d’action sociale qui profite à la cohésion sociale, au bien-être et à la qualité de vie des habitants.

06 Okt 2020

First results of the FORS COVID-19 MOSAiCH study on well-being, politics, work, and family

The FORS lunch seminars are held to foster scholarly exchange between FORS researchers and interested colleagues to profit from their diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds.

29 Sept 2020

Facing Big Data: methodological and analytical challenges of large-scale textual analyses

The Methods and Research meeting series is now on Zoom !  Don’t miss the first meeting with Sophie Mützel, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

31 Aug 2020

Call for Contributions to the Special Issue on the 2019 Swiss National Elections

Proposals should be no longer than one page. The deadline for submitting proposals is: 31st August 2020

14 - 28 Aug 2020

24th Summer School in Social Science Methods

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 !

31 Juli 2020

Call for contributions to the special issue “COVID-19 : A Political Science Perspective”

Welcome are short research notes. Proposals in English should be 150 words. The deadline is 31 July 2020.

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 […]

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