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 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
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.
31 Jul 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 […]
19 Dec 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 Dec 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
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 […]
16 Oct 2019
Shall the “people” speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945.
Zoé Kergomard from Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris presents a paper called “Shall the “people” speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945.” The GREC organizes a series of conferences on topics within the scope of its scientific activities: political activism and protest, voting behaviour, citizenship, altruism, etc. The invited speakers are in principle senior researchers working […]
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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Jun 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 […]