25. - 30. September 2016


10th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”


25. - 30. September 2016


Akademie Sankelmark
(near Flensburg)
Akademieweg 6
24988 Oeversee

Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts.
Our workshop tackles these steps of your research project:

  • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardized survey data,
  • using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The regular workshop fee is 449 Euro. It covers the participation in three courses, meals and accommodation. The workshop fee is 279 Euro without accommodation (only meals are included).
It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

The following courses will be offered:
Parallel courses offered Monday to Wednesday morning (September 26/27/28):

  • Data Analysis with R
  • Data Analysis with Stata
  • Grounded Theory
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Developing Theoretical Contributions

Parallel courses offered Monday to Wednesday afternoon (September 26/27/28):

  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Case Study Research
  • Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and Applied Survival Analysis
  • Analyzing Panel and Spatial Data
  • Questionnaire Design

Parallel Courses at the SDU (Thursday, September 30):

  • Academic English Writing
  • Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling and Its Applications to Policy Impact Analysis
  • Introduction to Network Analysis
  • Reproducible Research with R and RStudio
    Analysis of Qualitative Data and Exploratory Statistics

For further information, especially lecturers, program, organizers and registration visit the website.

The International Research Workshop is organised by

  • Simon Fietze (University of Southern Denmark/Department of Marketing and Management)
  • Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Institute for Employment Relations and Labour)
  • Heiko Stüber (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
  • Akademie Sankelmark

Contact: irwsnetwork@gmail.com

The workshop is supported by

  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.
  • German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin