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Thesis Workshop 2019

Ulrik Brandes, Marlis Buchmann, Catherine Herfeld, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Christoph Stadtfeld,  Marc Szydlik

Donnerstag und Freitag, 7. und 8. November 2019
Ort: Propstei Wislikofen

2 ECTS Credits für Teilnahme, 4 ECTS Credits für Teilnahme mit Präsentation

Dieses Seminar ist ein zwei-tägiger, auswärtiger Workshop mit Professorinnen und Professoren des Soziologischen Instituts und der ETH Zürich. Doktorierende und Post-Docs präsentieren und diskutieren ihre Forschungsideen und ihre aktuellsten Forschungsprojekte. Ziel ist den Teilnehmenden wertvolles Feedback zu ihrer Arbeit zu geben, die Forschungsqualität zu erhöhen und die gemeinsame Identität der Soziologie in Zürich zu stärken.

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Current Sociological Research HS19

Catherine Herfeld, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Marc Szydlik

Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., on 17 September to 12 December 2019

During the course, new research findings will be presented and discussed. Presentations will be given by members of the Institute of Sociology and by outside lecturers. On preannouncement at least one semester in advance, PhD candidates can give a lecture on their own research topics.

Flyer Current Sociological Research (PDF, 89 KB)

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Completing Your PhD Successfully on Time HS19

Tress Academic (https://tressacademic.com/)

Wednesday to Friday, 3 day-course, in English, 2-4 October 2019

2 ECTS Credits

Recommended for PhD students in their first or second year of study

This course addresses the most common problems PhD students face and supports them in mastering the challenges of a PhD. It equips PhD students with the tools and techniques needed to complete their PhD project successfully and on schedule. Most PhD students experience the process to the PhD degree as a professional and personal challenge. International empirical studies document delays in completion as a result of a variety of problems that PhD students face in this process. In this course participants learn step-by-step how to conduct and complete a PhD study successfully.

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Einzelcoaching Bewerbungsunterlagen HS19

Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. h.c. Elisabeth Cheauré

Montag, 9. Dezember 2019

ohne ECTS Credits

Max. 6 Teilnehmende können von einem individuellen Coaching (ca. 30 Minuten) profitieren, in welchem sie ihre eigenen Bewerbungsunterlagen besprechen und optimieren werden. Zur Vorbereitung auf das Einzelcoaching ist eine fiktive oder reale Bewerbung auf der Grundlage eines konkreten Ausschreibungstextes zu erstellen. Auch eine fiktive Bewerbung sollte sich auf eine tatsächlich ausgeschriebene Stelle beziehen.

Über die Workshopleiterin: http://www.slavistik.uni-freiburg.de/personal/elisabeth-cheaure

 

Workshop Berufungstraining HS19

Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. h.c. Elisabeth Cheauré

Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2019

1 ECTS Credits

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Im Workshop werden die Prozesse innerhalb eines Berufungsverfahrens ausführlich dargestellt und diskutiert. Teilnehmende lernen den Aufbau von Berufungsverfahren in seinen einzelnen Phasen und eigene Handlungsspielräume kennen, sie erhalten wertvolle Tipps, welche Strategien in den verschiedenen Phasen zum Erfolg führen können. Die Teilnehmenden haben Gelegenheit, unter Anleitung der Workshopleiterin Bewerbungsstrategien zu erarbeiten und sich auf Bewerbungsverfahren vorzubereiten.
Über die Workshopleiterin:

http://www.slavistik.uni-freiburg.de/personal/elisabeth-cheaure

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How to Become a More Efficient Researcher FS20

Tress Academic (https://tressacademic.com/)

Friday, 1 day-course, in English, 13 March 2020

1 ECTS Credits

Recommended for advanced PhD students and Postdocs

This course trains participants to substantially improve their self- organisation and efficiency as researcher. After taking this course, participants achieve higher productivity and greater satisfaction with their academic tasks. Participants learn to identify these areas of their own work which have greatest meaning for them. Participants also learn how they can cope with high time pressure but still can free time for dealing with strategic tasks. The course teaches to make conscious decisions regarding how to spend time, how to achieve efficient working habits, and how to manage professional and personal goals to achieve better time management and work-life balance. See further course info (PDF, 671 KB)

 

Current Sociological Research PhD FS20

Tuesdays upon announcement, 12:15-13:45h
The colloquium introduces to current research debates in advanced Sociology. During the course, new research findings will be presented and discussed. Presentations will be given by members of the Institute of Sociology and by outside lecturers. Knowledge and understanding of current debates in Sociology and being able to critically discuss current sociological research and contribute with own research topics and results. On preannouncement at least one semester in advance, PhD candidates can give a lecture on their own research topics and results.

Advanced Topics in Social Theory and Quantitative Methods FS20

Tuesdays, 16:15-18:00h
The research seminar on social theory and quantitative methods provides a forum for presenting and discussing research projects. The seminar has the character of a workshop. PhD candidates are expected to present or discuss their ongoingwork of their PhD thesis. This can be a discussion of a paper, a research idea or a conference talk. Post-Docs can present their research projects, leading to their “Habilitation”. The topics are broad and include social norms and cooperation, quantitative methods, analytical and rational-choice sociology, game theory and related topcis. Research projects can be presented at different stages of development from early conceptual to advanced work. The seminar focuses on work with a strong link between theoretical models and empirical tests with an emphasis on explaining social structures by actor-based micro-motives.

Longitudinal Data Analysis FS20

Wednesdays, 14:00-18:00h (every two weeks)
By the end of the course participants will:
- be familiar the potential and limitations of longitudinal data to improve causal interpretations
- make accurate methodological choices in research situations involving longitudinal data  
- know how to assemble longitudinal and panel data, specifically the SHP and the SOEP
- can use this knowledge as a bridge to cope with more advanced unstructured and relational databases
- have expanded their skills in programming with R