14 - 28 août 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 oct 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!

29 oct 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.

Past events

28 févr 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 déc 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 déc 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 oct 2019

Using diverse statistical lens to provide insights about the collaborative learning process

Les Rencontres méthodes et recherche proposent une série de séminaires organisés conjointement par la Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques SSP de l’Université de Lausanne et FORS. Les rencontres offrent un espace de discussion et de présentations centrées principalement sur des recherches thématiques abordant des questions méthodologiques particulières et/ou innovantes. Les rencontres sont ouvertes à toutes personnes intéressées aux méthodes […]

16 oct 2019

Shall the « people » speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945.

Zoé Kergomard de Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris présentera le papier « Shall the « people » speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945. » Le GREC organise une série de conférences sur des thèmes se trouvant dans le périmètre de ses activités scientifiques : activisme et contestation politique, comportements de vote, citoyenneté, altruisme, etc. Les conférenciers invités sont en […]

14 - 16 oct 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 août 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 juin 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 juin 2019

20 ans du Panel suisse de ménages.

10e Conférence internationale des utilisateurs de données Panel en Suisse L’inscription est maintenant ouverte pour l’édition spéciale anniversaire de la 10e Conférence internationale des utilisateurs de données Panel en Suisse. La conférence comprendra une session plénière avec le Prof. Monica Budowski sur le développement historique du Panel suisse de ménages, une table ronde sur l’avenir du Panel suisse de ménages […]

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