Other events

–   Winter Methods School at the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology(RECSM) based in Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona,

RECSM is organising the fifth annual Winter Methods School this March 11th – 19th, 2024. We encourage you to register before the 1st of March. Participation can be in person or online. The courses are:

  • Measuring Citizen’s Digital Behaviors Using Web Trackers and Data Donations, taught by Oriol Bosch from the University of Oxford (taught in English)
  • Going Beyond Conventional Web Surveys: Using new types of data within web surveys, taught by Melanie Revilla from the Institute of International Studies of Barcelona (taught in English)
  • Ecological Inference: Deciphering individual voting behavior from aggregated data, taught by Jose M Pavia from the University of Valencia (taught in Spanish)

All Winter School participants also have exclusive access to the WEB DATA OPP workshop, showcasing research about the use of new data types in online survey studies. Professor Mick Couper, University of Michigan, will be the keynote speaker.

–  6th Forum „Higher Education and the Labour Market“ (HELM), June 19 – June 20 2024

The 6th Forum „Higher Education and the Labour Market“ (HELM) of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), with a special focus on “The Bologna Process After 25 Years: Continuities, Changes, and Evaluations“ will take place on June 19th and 20th 2024 in Hanover. There will be keynotes by Nikki Shure (UCL) and Stephan Thomsen (University of Hanover).

We welcome contributions from various disciplines, particularly from Economics, Social Sciences, and Educational Sciences. Please submit a short outline (max. 500 words) by 8 April 2024 to HELM@dzhw.eu.

For more information, please compare the detailed call for papers here:https://www.dzhw.eu/pdf/veranstaltungen/helm/cfp_HELM_2024.pdf

–  Register now for the first Mapineq online seminar: Improving Accessibility, Harmonisation, and Data Linkage in Europe

The event will take place online on Thursday, 15 February, 14:00-16:00 CET. Explore cutting-edge insights from experts like Siri Eldevik Håberg, Thomas Emery, Jani Erola, Roxane Silberman, and Daunia Pavone. This event will also offer the possibility to dive into breakout sessions on creating datasets, linking administrative data, improving data accessibility, and addressing ethics and security challenges. Check out the agenda and register here: https://population-europe.eu/events/improving-accessibility-harmonisation-and-data-linkage-europe

–  Ph.D. course on the Organizational Foundations of Inequality, University of Oslo, Norway, June 10–13 2024

This PhD course will provide students with a broad introduction to key theories, concepts, and methodological issues related to the empirical study of the organizational foundations of inequality. Organizations play a key role in generating and sustaining inequality, but also in how to make change come about, as they both determine the matching of individuals to positions in the labor market and implement the evaluation and reward structures used to distribute power, wealth, and prestige. As such, organizational practices influence inequality at different stages of the employment process, given that employers manage hiring and job assignments, training and compensation, and promotion and termination processes. Consequently, the distribution of resources and opportunities in society cannot be fully understood without paying attention to the role that organizations, their practices and key members play in contemporary stratification processes and employment outcomes.

Lecturers: Roberto Fernandez (MIT Sloan School of Management), Trond Petersen (UC Berkeley), and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (UMass, Amherst)

Application deadline: April 21, 2024

Application form and further information is available here. For additional questions, please contact Are Skeie Hermansen at a.s.hermansen@sosgeo.uio.no.

  Call for Abstracts Second International User Conference of the German Family Demography Panel Study FReDA 2024

The second international FReDA User Conference will be held in Mannheim, Germany, on 7 and 8 October 2024. We invite submissions from national and international researchers from all disciplines on any topic using data from the German Family Demography Panel Study FReDA, the German Family Panel pairfam, and/or the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS). The conference will be held in English.

Interested researchers are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation by email to

support.freda@gesis.org. Abstracts should be no longer than one DIN-4 page and must include the title of the presentation and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all authors. Please state the data used, the research question(s), the theoretical background, the method, and the results.

The submission deadline is 21 April 2024.

For more information see: FReDA – FReDA User Conference (freda-panel.de)

– International Conference: “Migration as a multi-sited phenomenon: migrant selection and the outcomes of migration”

25-26 April 2024, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain The conference is jointly organized by members of four ECSR institutions: UC3M, LSE, UNED and WZB Berlin, and receives funding from Horizon 2020 and LSE. For more information and call for abstracts (deadline 20 January 2024) visit the  conference’s website.

– GESIS Spring seminar 2024: “Recent Developments in Longitudinal Data Analysis”, Cologne, Germany

The GESIS Spring Seminar 2024 will take place 26 February – 15 March 2024. In 2024, all courses will deal with “Recent Developments in Longitudinal Data Analysis” in the social sciences and beyond:

  • Modern Longitudinal Analysis Using R | A Cernat, N Shryane | 26 Feb – 01 March
  • Recent Developments in Difference-in-Differences Estimation | S Cunningham | 04 – 08 March
  • Causal Machine Learning for Cross-sectional and Panel Data | M Spindler, J Kück | 11 – 15 March

Lectures in each course are complemented by extensive hands-on exercises and tutorials.

Courses must be booked separately—whether you wish to attend one, two, or all three. There is no registration deadline, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For registration and detailed course descriptions, please visit www.gesis.org/springseminar

For workshops (onsite or online) on related and other social science research methods, please visit www.gesis.org/workshops.

– 16th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociology

16th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociology will be held on May 30–31, 2024 in Leipzig, Germany. Research in the analytical sociology tradition uses different modes of inquiry to identify the micro-level mechanisms that underlie macro-level phenomena. The organizers welcome submissions using any method (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, experimental, simulation-based) that allows for the study of social mechanisms and the social dynamics they give rise to. We especially encourage applications that examine, with new computational methods and digital data, how social phenomena emerge from large groups of interacting individuals. Please submit an abstract (up to 500 words) via email to inas2024@uni-leipzig.de. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2024. For more information, please visit the conference website

– 2024 Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods is now open for applications. Applications must be made using the application form on the Oxford Spring School webpage: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/spring-school.

Applications must be made using the application form on the Oxford Spring School webpage, and applications submitted before 12 midnight GMT on Sunday, 7 January 2024, will qualify for our Early Bird Discount!

–  11th European Conference on Positive Psychology – Call for Abstract – Deadline Extended:
14th January 2024

Embark on a captivating journey with us at the 11th European Conference on Positive Psychology! Share your valuable insights and contributions to the dynamic field of positive psychology. Whether you’re eager to lead an inspiring workshop, orchestrate a vibrant symposium, showcase your research through an engaging poster, or deliver an uplifting talk, we wholeheartedly invite you to be a part of this energizing opportunity.

Abstract submission: Abstract Submission – ECPP 2024

–  Kohli Prize for Sociology

The Kohli foundation welcomes nominations for the Kohli Prize for Sociology or the Infrastructure Prize for Sociology on an ongoing basis.

Further information: Kohli Foundation – for Sociology

–  5th annual RECSM Winter Methods School

The Winter School will happen in March 2024, focusing on innovative online survey methodologies, digital data tracking, and mapping voters’ behaviours using R. Please find the program below.

The 5th annual Methods School is being combined with the WEB DATA OPP workshop, sharing the latest research around the challenges of integrating new data types in online survey studies. Professor Mick Couper of the University of Michigan will be the keynote speaker.

For any queries or assistance on how to register, please contact Lucy Walmsley at recsm@upf.edu.

– Request for Unpublished Data on Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being

Researchers from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) are conducting a preregistered systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between economic inequality and subjective well-being or mental health outcomes, and are looking for unpublished work and studies that align with the following criteria: (1) Economic inequality measured at a higher level using any relevant economic indicator (e.g., national Gini coefficient); (2) Psychological health measured at a lower level using a non-aggregated measure (e.g., individual happiness, life satisfaction, depression, anxiety, etc.); (3) The study uses an analytical tool that takes data dependency into account (e.g., multilevel modeling, fixed-effects modeling, cluster-adjusted modeling, etc.). For detailed methodological and statistical criteria, please refer to the longer version of this information note: https://tinyurl.com/meta-inequality