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Call for the 9th LCSR International Workshop «Comparative Social Research»

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, EVS partner in Russia, announces a call for the 9th LCSR International Workshop, which will be held within the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. It will take place in Moscow from the 9th till 12th of April 2019. The submission deadline is December 15, 2018.

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • human values and cultural change
  • gender (in)equality and gender attitudes
  • subjective well-being and happiness
  • trust, social capital and corruption
  • tolerance, nationalism and migration
  • political regimes and institutions
  • religion and secularization
  • cross-cultural data collection and analysis

Keynote speakers are:

MORE INFO: https://lcsr.hse.ru/en/announcements/226486229.html.

4th SERISS training course

The 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data” will be held on 18-19 February 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The course will be instructed by:
Dr. Gundi Knies and Dr. Magda Borkowska from the University of Essex.

25 participants will be given a chance to attend the 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data« at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in February 2019.

There will be no tuition fees or accommodation costs for all participants, who will be selected from the applications received. Lunch will be provided on both days, and a group dinner will be held on the first evening. Participants will need to cover their travel costs, though there are a limited number of SERISS grants available to cover travel costs for participants whose financial constraints would prevent them from being able to attend.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. The results of the selection will be known by 15th November 2018.

For more info and application, please visit:
https://seriss.eu/2018/10/longitudinal-analysis-of-panel-data-training-course-announced/

EVS sessions at ESRA – Call for Abstract

The call for abstract for ESRA 2019 is open. Members of EVS organize several sessions:

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Using the European Values Study (1981-2017) for the comparative study of value change: substantive insights and methodological challengesRuud Luijkx, Vera Lomazzi

Making long web surveys feasible: Matrix design and multiple imputation in cross-cultural surveysMichael Ochsner, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Tobias Gummer

Gender equality in comparative perspectiveNatalia Soboleva, Vera Lomazzi, Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea

In addition, Alexandre Pollien (FORS, Switzerland EVS Team) with Jessica Herzing organize the session Designing questionnaires – the role of question order on measurement; and Michael Braun (member of the Methodology Group of EVS), together with Katharina Meitinger, Dorothée Behr, Lars Kaczmirek, coordinate the session Web Probing

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the session of your choice via the ESRA conference management system by 18th November 2018. Here more information.

Loyalty and Protest in Czech and Slovak (Central European) Societies from Value Research Perspectives

The Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Office for Population Studies FSS Masaryk University organize with partners an international conference in Bratislava.

The conference aims to contribute to the understanding/clarification of several issues relating to stability and changes in values of the inhabitants of Central Europe and especially of the Czech and Slovak Republics in the last
three decades.

The conference registration is open until September 30, 2018.

The official invitation is available here.

New Chair of the EVS Assembly

Starting with September 2018, Ruta Ziliukaite acts as new Chair of the EVS Assembly.

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The EVS Assembly consists of the Full Partners of EVS. The EVS Assembly is the highest scientific authority of EVS. It decides strategic questions of long-term relevance, including the mandatory methodological standards to be followed in conducting the survey, the Partnership fees, the planned budget, the financial accounts report delivered by the Executive Committee, accession, status and termination of Partnership for associate and full Partners, and changes to these statutes. In this last case a quorum of two-thirds of all Full Partners is needed.

Ruta Ziliukaite is Assoc. Professor in Sociology and Director of the Institute of Sociology and Social Work at the Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University.

She became a member of the Lithuanian EVS team in 1999, and since 2008 she is the EVS Program Director in Lithuania. Her research interests concern political and religious values, with a particular focus on intergenerational value differences in Lithuanian society.

Ruta Ziliukaite wrote more than ten articles on these topics, and edited and co-authored three collective monographs (in Lithuanian): ‘Undiscovered Power: Map of the Civil Society in Lithuania’ (2006), ‘Religious Identity and Social-Political Values of Lithuanian Population: Intergenerational Shift’ (2007), ‘The Change of the Values of Lithuanian Society During the Twenty Years of Independence‘ (2016), based on EVS data.

We all welcome Ruta as the new Chair of the EVS Assembly!

Conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys

Experimental evidence from the European Values Study

The ESS survey methods seminar series organised with City, University of London and NatCen Social Research returns to Londonon Thursday 6 September. Pablo Christmann (member of the German Team of EVS) will focus on conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys using experimental evidence from EVS2017.

Click here for more information and to sign up for the event.

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4th ESS International conference

Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms, and values in a troubled Europe

The will take place in Mannheim, Germany, on 15-17 April 2019. The organizers announced the call for paper.

Ruud Luijkx, Vera Lomazzi, and Loek Halman propose the session F1 Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms and values in a troubled Europe.

In your submission, please indicate the session ID number to which your paper fits best (the ESS-EVS session is F1).

For your paper to be considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (plus 3-5 keywords) via email by 15 September 2018. After the review process (no later than 30 November 2018), you will be informed about the decision regarding your paper. For more Information about the conference, please email essconference2019@gesis.org.

Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values

The Swiss EVS team from FORS  participated in the EVS panel “The European Values Study: a project that bridges past and future. 40 years of values research and methodological innovations” at the 71° WAPOR Conference in Marrakech (27-30 June 2018) with the paper “Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values” by Alexandre Pollien, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Michael Ochsner and Patricia Milbert.

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