This platform represents researchers from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) of the University of Lausanne and FORS who collaborate within the FORS-SSP research programme.
We are looking for a Junior Scientific Collaborator (80-100%) to strengthen the team of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP).
The ISSP is very pleased to announce its first ISSP User Conference on Social Inequality, which will be held online on December 12, 2022. The Call for Abstracts is now open. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2022.
A new initiative asks for a better acknowledgment of the interests of the SSH domain among policy makers. Read the position paper and sign the letter of support.
We offer four free webinars on the following topics: Informed consent (27.09.22), Documentation (11.10.2022), Anonymisation of quantitative data (1.11.22) and Anonymisation of qualitative data (22.11.22).
Are you currently working with social science data you got from FORS? Or are you planning to do so in the next few months? Then consider submitting your paper and get the chance to win up to 1’000 CHF. Deadline October 1, 2022.
Issue edited by Nathalie Giger, Denise Traber and Anke Tresch. Published in the Swiss Political Science Review.
The FORS replication service is a free solution for journals and researchers to facilitate the sharing of the replication materials underlying publications.
Eight Swiss universities, the Liechtenstein-Institute and FORS are involved in the project. FORS is responsible for the data collection.
The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV (ZA7650_v1.0.0) with data from 14 countries, including Switzerland.
The new data portal will allow users to search and download European Social Survey data on 18,000 questions and variables contained in 60 downloadable data files.
SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a research infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. In Switzerland, SHARE is conducted by FORS and the UNIL.
Lamprecht & Stamm conducted a study on the impact of the pandemic on volunteering on behalf of the Migros Culture Percentage and with data from the FORS COVID19-MOSAiCH study.
Wave 22 contains the two modules “Social participation” and “Political behavior and values” and three new questions on “feelings towards LGBTIQ+ individuals”.
We have just published our Annual Report 2021. See what we do for the social sciences in Switzerland and abroad. Editorial by FORS Director, Prof. Georg Lutz, on “Research through research infrastructures”.
SWISSUbase replaces the original FORSbase for the social sciences. The objective of SWISSUbase is to ensure that research data and metadata across different disciplines are preserved and accessible for the long-term.
The programme of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.
The second SHARE Corona Survey re-interviewed respondents of the first SHARE Corona Survey enabling to study changes between the start of the pandemic and the situation one year later in a cross-national perspective.
The data and documentation on this release can be downloaded on SWISSUbase.
The latest FORS Guides, written by experts, discuss the legal considerations for research in Switzerland, replication in the social sciences and representativeness of surveys and its analysis.
A new article provides an overview of the SHP – focusing on the survey’s key design features, content, data collection and adjustments, possibilities for cross-national comparisons, data use and accomplishments.
Help us by signing a support letter to show that this program is relevant to the whole Swiss research community.
The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of a second partial data release of the ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V (ZA7600_v2.0.0), including data from Switzerland and 21 other countries.