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Seminars and Workshops 2022-2023

To register for a seminar or workshop use the OSIRIS Online Portal.

Credits: Full attendance in the Seminars and Workshops listed below, together with any other requirements specified by the professor teaching the seminar, is necessary in order to be awarded credits. One full seminar or masterclass counts for 20 hours, one specialised workshop typically counts for 10 hours (unless otherwise specified).

If you wish to write a term paper in relation to a seminar or workshop, it should be sent to the seminar's professor and the organising administrative assistant by the deadline for the term papers (see SPS deadlines).

There are different types of seminars:

  • foundation seminars provide a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts and debates in given research area such as comparative sociology, political behavior, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, theory.
  • research seminars are more focused on specific, cutting edge topics within a given research area.
  • methods seminars go from compulsory introductory seminars in qualitative and quantitative methods to intermediate and more advanced research design ones.
  • workshops are shorter in duration than seminars and are concentrated in a few days (typically, two or three days). They usually take place in the third term and are mostly devoted to research methods.

Furthermore, researchers need to take two compulsory seminars:

You must take either Introduction to Quantitative Methods or Intermediate Quantitative Methods (depending on your previous quantitative methods training) during the first two years of the doctoral programme. 
Likewise, Introduction to Qualitative Methods can be taken during the first two years of the doctoral programme.

What other departments teach check in the course catalogue

 

September Programme 

 

First Term: October - December 2022*

* Seminars resume on 3 October 2022 (unless otherwise specified). Registrations in Osiris open at the End of August and close End of September

Foundations & Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

K. GËRXHANI 

Contact: [email protected]

Gender and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 

M. GOLDEN

Contact: [email protected] 

Foundations of Development

A. HEMERIJCK 

Contact: [email protected]

Changing Welfare States: The truncated road to Social Investment
S. HIX

Contact: [email protected]

Parties and Party Systems
S. HOFMANN

Contact: [email protected]

To Save and to Defend: Security Theory and Practice

S. HOFMANN

Contact: [email protected]

Reviewing and Publishing in International Relations

(1st and 2nd term)

E. IMMERGUT & W. SCHELKLE

Contact: [email protected]

The Foundations of Institutional Analysis 

A. VAN DE RIJT

Contact: [email protected]

Social and Political Networks

H. VAN DE WERFHORST

Contact: [email protected] 

Classics and currents of social stratification research

Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

J. CHECKEL

Contact: [email protected]

Introduction to Qualitative Methods

G. VAGNI

Contact: [email protected]

Introduction to Quantitative Methods 

A. VAN DE RIJT and F. KOSTELKA

Contact: [email protected]

Intermediate Quantitative Methods 

 Workshops

Mentoring professor / InstructorDateWorkshop Title

A. HEMERIJCK & S.HIX

Contact: [email protected]

23 November

11 January

Prospectus workshop

A, VAN DE RIJT & S. SKIENA

Contact: [email protected]

 9, 11, 16 November 2022 Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Methods for the Social Sciences

 

 

Second Term: January - March 2023*

* Seminars resume on 9 January 2023 (unless otherwise specified). Registrations in Osiris open Mid October and close Mid December.

Foundations & Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

J. CHECKEL

Contact: [email protected]

Foundations of Political & Social Science: Philosophy, Theory and Ethics

J. HARKONEN 

Contact: [email protected]

Life course research: change and inequality over human lives 
S. HIX

Contact: [email protected]

Challenges to Democracy: A Replication Course
S. HOFMANN

Contact: [email protected]

Reviewing and Publishing in International Relations

(1st and 2nd term)

E. IMMERGUT

Contact: [email protected]

The New Politics of Policy Change

W. SCHELKLE

Contact: [email protected]

European Political Economy and Public Policy
Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

E. DINAS 

Contact: [email protected] 

Causal inference

M. GOLDEN

Contact: [email protected]

Research Practicum

F. KOSTELKA

Contact: [email protected]

Time-Series Cross-Section Data Analysis

H. VAN DE WERFHORST

Contact: [email protected] 

Applied mixed modelling for comparative, hierarchical and panel data

 

Third Term: April - June 2023*

* All workshops grant 10 credits unless otherwise specified
The registrations are open in Osiris.

 Workshops

Workhop TitleSponsoring/Admin professor/ContactDateInstructor(s) 

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 Workshops offered by other departments
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Page last updated on 28 July 2022

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