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.

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).

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.

01 - 02 Jul 2020

Call for papers for the 2020 Panel Survey Methods workshop

2020 workshop in Lausanne The next Panel Survey Methods Workshop will be hosted by FORS at the University of Lausanne on Wednesday 1st July and Thursday 2ndJuly, 2020. A call for papers will be issued later, with a deadline for abstracts on 1st December, 2019. For now, please save the date, and start thinking about interesting research you or other people in your group could […]

Past events

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 […]

05 - 06 Jun 2019

20 years of the Swiss Household Panel

10th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland: 20 years of the Swiss Household Panel Registration is now open for the special anniversary edition of the International Conference of Panel Data Users. The conference will include a plenary session with Prof. Monica Budowski on the historical development of the Swiss Household Panel, a round table on the future of […]

06 May 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 Mar 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, […]

11 Mar 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 […]

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