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Meth­od­o­lo­gical work­shop on the her­men­eutic ana­lysis of im­ages/Visual Seg­ment Ana­lysis at the WU on 30 Novem­ber 2017

We would like to in­form you about an up­com­ing lec­ture and work­shop event. The lec­ture is held in Ger­man,but it is possible to dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial in the second part (work­shop) in Eng­lish.

As an ex­pert we have in­vited As­soz. Prof. Dr. Roswitha Breck­ner from the Uni­versity of Vi­enna. She will start with an in­put on her her­men­eutic ap­proach (Visual Seg­ment Ana­lysis). After­wards, she will dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial and ways to use her method in qual­it­at­ive re­search to­gether with the par­ti­cipants.

We cor­di­ally in­vite you to this work­shop, which will take place on 30 Novem­ber 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness. De­tails and an e-­mail for re­gis­tra­tion will fol­low at the start of the next semester.

Re­search pro­ject on Col­lab­or­at­ive Con­sump­tion

In May the three-year pro­ject "Col­lab­or­at­ive Con­sump­tion – Trust, power and co­oper­a­tion", fun­ded by the Aus­trian Science Fund star­ted at the Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods with Mag. Dr. Eva Hof­mann as pro­ject leader. With col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion, con­sumers no longer own a good, but tem­por­ar­ily have ac­cess to this good. The aim is to in­vestig­ate how power of au­thor­it­ies provid­ing col­lab­or­at­ive goods im­pact trust and co­oper­a­tion in col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion and the shar­ing economy. A big vari­ety of dif­fer­ent stud­ies are planned in­clud­ing fo­cus groups, on­line ques­tion­naires and ex­per­i­ments. Mag. Dr. Bar­bara Hartl, ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. El­friede Penz, MAS, Eur. Ph.D., Sarah Marth, MSc and Mag. Tho­mas Sabitzer are part of the team.

Meth­od­o­lo­gical work­shop on the use of cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs

We would like to in­form you about an up­com­ing lec­ture and work­shop event on the use of cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs (cam­era eth­no­graphy). The lec­ture is held in Ger­man, but it is possible to dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants´ own ma­ter­ial in the second part (work­shop) in Eng­lish. The work­shop will take place on June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness in the AD build­ing, AD.0.114 Con­fer­ence room 1.

As an ex­pert we have in­vited Dr.in Bina El­isa­beth Mohn from the Uni­versity of Sie­gen, Ger­many. She will start with an in­put on us­ing cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs (cam­era eth­no­graphy). After that, she will dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants´ own ma­ter­ial and ways to use it in qual­it­at­ive re­search to­gether with the par­ti­cipants. The lec­ture is part of a ser­ies on the meth­od­o­lo­gical use of visual data (for de­tails, please see the at­tach­ment). We cor­di­ally in­vite you to re­gister for this work­shop via e-­mail to: kmiko@wu.ac.at.

Karin Sardad­var back at the Com­pet­ence Center

Since Jan 2017 Dr. Karin Sardad­var is part of the Com­pet­ence Center team again. In ad­di­tion to col­lab­or­at­ing with Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko in the area of qual­it­at­ive meth­ods, she sup­ports the re­search team for the MOMA pro­ject and gives lec­tures in the so­cioeco­nom­ics mas­ter. The so­ci­olo­gist with a fo­cus on in­ter­pret­at­ive so­cial, la­bour and gender re­search works part-­time for the Com­pet­ence Center and as a re­searcher for the Work­ing Life Re­search Centre in Vi­enna.

Cor­ne­lia Reiter: wel­come to the Com­pet­ence Center!

Mag. Cor­ne­lia Reiter, MA works at the Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods since Oc­to­ber 2016 for the pro­ject "MOMA - Mod­ern Man­age­ment in Po­lice de­ten­tion (Mo­d­ernes Man­age­ment im Pol­izeian­hal­tewesen)" tätig. Gradu­ated in so­ci­ology and dra­mat­ics with a fo­cus on qual­it­at­ive meth­ods and or­gan­iz­a­tional re­search, she has been em­ployed pre­vi­ously as a pro­ject col­lab­or­ator at the Vi­enna Uni­versity, the WU and non-uni­versity re­search or­gan­iz­a­tions.

Oct. '16: new re­search pro­ject MOMA

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Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko: end of ma­ter­nity leave

Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko has re­turned to the CC after her ma­ter­nity leave. Wel­come back!

New pub­lic­a­tion

The manuscript "Assess­ing and quan­ti­fy­ing clustered­ness: The OP­TICS Cor­dillera" by Tho­mas Rusch, Kurt Hornik, and Patrick Mair has been pub­lished as Dis­cus­sion Pa­per 2016/1, Dis­cus­sion Pa­per Ser­ies / Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods, WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness, Vi­enna.

New Pub­lic­a­tion

The tech­nical re­port "COPS: Cluster op­tim­ized prox­im­ity scal­ing" by Tho­mas Rusch, Patrick Mair and Kurt Hornik has been pub­lished as Dis­cus­sion Pa­per 2015/1, Dis­cus­sion Pa­per Ser­ies / Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods, WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness, Vi­enna.

New Pub­lic­a­tion

The article "The Grand Old Party - A party of val­ues?" by Patrick Mair,  Tho­mas Rusch and Kurt Hornik has been pub­lished as  Spring­er­Plus 3:697. Link to the article: http://www.spring­er­plus.com/con­tent/3/1/697/ab­stracthttp://www.spring­er­plus.com/con­tent/3/1/697/ab­stract

New Pub­lic­a­tion

The article "Dis­cus­sion of '50 years of clas­si­fic­a­tion and re­gres­sion trees'" by Tho­mas Rusch and Achim Zeileis has been pub­lished in In­ter­na­tional Stat­ist­ical Re­view 82(3), 361-369.Link to the article: http://on­linelib­rary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/insr.12062/ab­stracthttp://on­linelib­rary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/insr.12062/ab­stract

New Pub­lic­a­tion

The pa­per "Pos­i­tion­s-Rochaden: Machtver­teilun­gen in par­tiz­ip­at­iven Forschung­s­pro­jek­ten am Beis­piel der Sich­er­heits­forschung" by Kath­ar­ina Miko and El­isa­beth Mayr has been pub­lished as Dis­cus­sion Pa­per 2014/1, Dis­cus­sion Pa­per Ser­ies / Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods, WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness, Vi­enna. 

Best Pa­per Award

The pa­per “Cap­tur­ing the fa­mili­ness of fam­ily busi­nesses: The devel­op­ment of a mul­ti­di­men­sional scale” (Daniela-­Weis­mei­er­-Sam­mer, Her­mann Frank, Al­ex­an­der Kessler, Tho­mas Rusch, Ju­lia Suess-Reyes) has been se­lec­ted as one of the three best pa­pers at the IFERA Re­search Devel­op­ment Work­shop (RDW) 2014 held from Septem­ber 24-26 in Vi­enna. It will (to­gether with the other two best pa­pers) be fea­tured in a spe­cial ses­sion at the next IFERA con­fer­ence 2015 in Ham­burg.

New Pro­ject

The Center is pro­ject part­ner in the pro­ject FInca - Fore­cast­ing In­dic­at­ors, which is fun­ded by the BRIDGE pro­gram of the Aus­trian Re­search Pro­mo­tion Agency  (FFG).

WU Award for Ex­cel­lent Teach­ing

The Mas­ter course "In­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary so­cio-e­co­nomic re­search course I" by Mag.a Ag­nes Kügler, MSc and Dr.in Kath­ar­ina Miko has been awar­ded within the call for "Exzel­lente Lehre 2014" at the WU.