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10. - 15. September 2017


11th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”


10. - 15. September 2017


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 469 Euro (with accomodation and meals). The workshop fee is 299 Euro without accommodation (lunch and dinner are included).

We are offering up to three funded scholarships to support refugee postgraduate students from Germany. Full details including eligibility criteria and how to apply for a scholarship can be found on the workshop website.

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 11/12/13th):

  • Data Analysis with Stata
  • Quantile Regression
  • Grounded Theory
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Developing Theoretical Contributions

Parallel courses offered Monday to Wednesday afternoon (September 11/12/13th):

  • Data Analysis with R
  • Analysing Panel and Spatial Data
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Case Study Research
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Academic English Writing

Parallel Courses at the SDU (Thursday, September 14th):

  • Measuring Prefenrences using Conjoint Analytic Methods and Advanced Compositional Approaches
  • Researching, Writing, and Publishing a Literature Review Visual Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Network Analysis
  • Handling of Missing Data

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

The International Research Workshop is organised by:

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

Contact: irwsnetwork@gmail.com

The workshop is supported by:

  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics
  • 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
  • Hans-Boeckler-Foundation