Extra training, international workshops and guest lectures

The ViDSS strengthens education and international networking of doctoral candidates by organising and promoting seminars, workshops and guest lectures by/with international scholars from outside the University of Vienna.

 Winter semester of 2021/2022

“Connecting Normative Theory with Empirical Research”
Methods seminar in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences
22–26 November 2021

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André Bächtiger

Research professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Lucerne

Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, Department of Government

Contact
andre.baechtiger@sowi.uni-stuttgart.de
www.andre-baechtiger.ch


“Comparative Ethnography in Development Studies”
Methods seminar in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences
6–12 December 2021

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Ching Kwan Lee

Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Dr. Chung Sze-yuen Professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, Department of Development Studies

Contact
ckl@ust.hk
soc.ucla.edu/faculty/ching-kwan-lee

 Summer semester of 2021

“Space and place”
Theory seminar in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences
4 March 2021–

Drawing on theories and research from various social science and humanities fields (such as sociology, geography, anthropology, psychology, communication, and others), this doctoral-level interdisciplinary course covers a range of topics under the larger umbrella of space and place.

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“Interpretive methods of social research”
Methods seminar in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences
17–28 May 2021

This compact course familiarises doctoral students with a range of theoretical and practical issues in contemporary interpretive practice.

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“Going Along: What Can Mobile Methods Contribute to Qualitative and Interpretive Social Research Methods?”
Public lecture at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Online event

17 May 2021, 15:00–17:00

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Margarethe Kusenbach

Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of South Florida

Fulbright – University of Vienna Visiting Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

Contact
mkusenba@usf.edu
sociology.usf.edu/faculty/mkusenbach/


“What can ethnography really do?”
13th ethnodoks* workshop for PhDs & International Workshop of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences,
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
4–6 June 2021

Ethnography seems to have acquired a golden method status in the social sciences, promising in-depth and holistic understandings otherwise unattainable. But outside of its discipline of origin, the scientific status of ethnography is often questioned or appears removed from its initial aspirations. For which research questions is it meaningful? What does it mean for knowledge production?

Call for applications

Organisers: Marlene Persch, Catherine Polishchuk and Milo Strauss​

Isabelle Clair

Permanent fellow at the Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Contact
isabelle.clair@cnrs.fr
iris.ehess.fr


Mirco Göpfert

Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Contact
goepfert@em.uni-frankfurt.de
www.uni-frankfurt.de


Kristine Krause

Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam

Contact
k.krause@uva.nl
www.uva.nl


“Mobile experience sampling”
International Workshop of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences,
Department of Communication
10–11 June 2021

In this application-oriented, two-day methods workshop Lukas Otto will teach ViDSS students how mobile experience sampling is used in the field. Alongside the participants, Lukas Otto will conduct a whole study from planning to data analysis to writing a manuscript for a publication.

Call for applications

Organiser: Manina Mestas

Lukas P. Otto

Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam

Contact
l.p.otto@uva.nl
www.uva.nl/en/profile/o/t/l.p.otto/l.p.otto


“Field Experiments”
Methods seminar in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences
21–25 June 2021

The goal of this five-day course is to provide participants with the methodological knowledge and the practical skills to design, analyse, and eventually conduct their own field experiments. Strong emphasis will be placed on developing practical skills for real research scenarios. Given resources, how should subjects be assigned to conditions? How many treatment arms should we include? How do we plan to analyze the resulting data?

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Florian Foos

Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour at the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, Department of Government

Contact
f.foos@lse.ac.uk
www.florianfoos.net