Events

With its Jour Fixe-Presentations, which include reports on results and progress of research, the SOCIUM offers the wider public a regional discussion forum on issues of social inequality and social policy.

Additionally, every semester scholars and practitioners with professional backgrounds are invited to the SOCIUM in order to analyze questions on health economics and health policies. These lectures of the Colloquium on Health Policy (Gesundheitspolitisches Kolloquium) are also open to the public.

Established to strengthen the University’s high-profile area Social sciences the bridge professorship “Qualitative Methods and Microsociology” offers lectures and international workshops on Mixed Methods, Social Network Analysis and Comparative Methods.

The SOCIUM also organizes a variety of conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
9 - 12 a.m.
Contact Person:
Partic. Organization:

As the programme of choice for many QTA scholars, the event series begins with a brief introduction/recap to R for text analysis on November 21, 2018. This short session with Holger Döring (SOCIUM) and Nico Blocker (SOCIUM) should refresh our memories about R, and provide an overview of the useful functions particularly for Text Analysis. Therefore, we recommend attending this session even if you are a seasoned R user.

Registration: Nils Düpont, E-Mail: duepont@uni-bremen.de

22.11.2018Lecture

Recent Advances in Quantitative Text Analysis

Prof. Kenneth Benoit, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organizer:
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Universität Bremen; SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Contact Person:

Kenneth Benoit is Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods and head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Politics Science and part-time professor at Trinity College Dublin. His contribution to text analysis in political science should not be underestimated, where his development of computer-assisted estimation of policy positions from political texts remains a cornerstone in the literature. He maintains and created the QUANTEDA package for managing and analysing text data, and therefore is well placed to offer insights into the "big picture" of QTA, and what to expect in the future.

22.11.2018 - 23.11.2018Workshop

Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis using R

Stefan Müller, M.A. (Trinity College Dublin)
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time:
Thu.: 2 - 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partic. Organization:

This workshop with Stefan Müller from Trinity College Dublin offers a hands-on introduction to extracting data from text, and applying various methods to analyse the data. Topics included involve:

  • From Raw Text to Corpus – how to collect textual data and prepare it for analysis.
  • Classification techniques - the first steps in translating text to usable data; supervised and unsupervised learning; dictionary approaches and topic modelling.
  • Scaling – Supervised and Unsupervised techniques.
  • An overview of more advanced topics.


The applied elements of the workshop will make use of the programming language R. Therefore, a basic familiarity with R is a prerequisite for attending the course.

Registration: BIGSSS fellows register via CampusNet, SOCIUM and CRC 1342 members please send a short email to mlarsen@bigsss-bremen.de

12.12.2018Lecture

Pflegepersonalstärkungsgesetz, Konzertierte Aktion Pflege und Personalbemessung - reicht das in der Langzeitpflege?

Prof. Dr. Stefan Greß (University of Applied Sciences Fulda)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19

16.01.2019Lecture

Diskussionsrunde zur Pflegeberufe-Reform

Sven Beyer (DKV-Residenz in der Contrescarpe); Ilona Osterkamp-Weber (Bremische Schwesternschaft vom Roten Kreuz e.V.)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19

30.01.2019Lecture

Pflegepersonal im Krankenhaus - Fallstricke und Optionen bei der Umsetzung des Koalitionsvertrages

Prof. Dr. Jonas Schreyögg (University of Hamburg)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19