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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Dr. Katharina Miko: end of maternity leave
Dr. Katharina Miko has returned to the CC after her maternity leave. Welcome back!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.