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*7th International Research Workshop "Methods for PhD" near Flensburg, September 29 - October 4, 2013*

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 in order to contribute new issues to the body of
acquired knowledge - not only to someone‘s own but also to that of

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

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to
boost and streamline ones project.

The workshop programme is available for download on the workshop 
website at Registration is open now!

The regular workshop fee is 395 Euro (including meals and
accommodation at Sankelmark). The workshop fee is 245 Euro without
accommodation at Sankelmark (only meals are included).

It is possible to get a certificate on the credit points (according to
the European Credit Transfer System).

In detail the following courses will be offered:

Quantitative Methods:

  * Data Analysis with Stata

  * Data Analysis with R

  * Introduction to the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)

  * Introduction to IAB Data

  * Introduction to the SOEP

  * Analysing Panel Data and Advanced Econometrics

  * Network Analysis

  * Questionnaire Design

  * Introduction to Survival Analysis

  * Vignette Sudy

Qualitative Methods:

  * Qualitative Inquiry and Content Analysis with MAXQDA

  * Qualitative Methods: From Research Question to Study Design

  * From Words to Networks: Information and Relation Extraction from
    Text Data and Analysis of Socio-technical Networks

  * Case Study Research

  * Introduction to MAXQDA for Case Studies

  * Grounded Theory

*PLEASE notice* that every course has just a certain amount of
participants and that some courses are offered in German only!

For further information, especially lecturers, program, organizers and
registration visit our website at:

For any questions don't hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators
Simon Fietze and Heiko Stüber ([log in to unmask]).

The International Research Workshop is organised by Prof. Dr. Wenzel
Matiaske, Professor for Business Studies, particularly Leadership and
Labour Relations at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences,
Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of Federal Armed Forces and
Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW

The workshop is supported by

  * Vidensregion/Wissensregrion Schleswig Sønderjylland

  * Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Armed Forces Hamburg

  * Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal
    Employment Agency (BA)

  * University of Flensburg

  * University of Southern Denmark/Institute of Border Region Studies

  * German Institute for Economic Research/Socio-Economic Panel Study

  * University of Hamburg/Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

  * University of Hamburg/Faculty of Education, Psychology and Human

  * Leuphana University Lüneburg/Faculty of Economics, Behavioural
    Sciences and Law

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