Nov 22-24, 2018

Causality in the Social Sciences

Timișoara
Workshop on Research Methods

Keynote Speakers

  • Carsten Q. Schneider

Central European University, Budapest

Carsten Q. Schneider is Professor at the Political Science Department. Prior to joining CEU in 2004, he obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. His research focuses on regime transitions, the consolidation and quality of democracies. He is also working in the field of comparative methodology, especially on set-theoretic methods, in particular Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and its fuzzy set extension. His book “Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences”, co-authored with Claudius Wagemann, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2012.
From 2009 – 2014, Schneider was an elected member of the Young Academy of Science in Germany (http://www.diejungeakademie.de/) and he spent the Academic Year 2009-2010 as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/). As its Founding Director, Schneider led the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies (DISC) at CEU from 2008 to 2014.

  • Elias Dinas

University of Oxford

Elias Dinas holds the Swiss Chair in Federalism, Democracy and International Governance (joint SPS/RSCAS chair) – while on leave from the University of Oxford, where he is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and a Tutorial Fellow at Brasenose College. Elias holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute (2010) and his research interests include the dynamics of political socialization, the downstream effects of institutional interventions and the legacy of authoritarian rule on the ideological predispositions of citizens in new democracies. He has also a keen interest in research methodology. His work has been published, among others, in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Comparative Political Studies, and mentioned in The Economist, the Atlantic and the New York Times.

  • Levente Littvay

Central European University, Budapest

Levente (Levi) Littvay is Associate Professor of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest Hungary, where he teaches MA and PhD courses in applied statistics with a topical emphasis in electoral politics, voting behavior, political psychology, American politics and is the recipient of CEU’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his MA and PhD in Political Science and an MS in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has taught numerous research methods workshops and is one of the Academic Conveners of the European Consortium for Political Research Methods Schools.  To date, he has secured over half million EUR in grants to conduct research on survey and quantitative methodology, twin and family studies (as the co-director of the Hungarian Twin Registry), and, most recently, the psychology of radicalism and populism, and has publications in numerous journals, including The Journal of PoliticsPolitical PsychologyPolitics and GenderSocial Science QuarterlyJournal of Theoretical PoliticsPS: Political Science & PoliticsBMC Medical Research MethodologyBehavior Genetics and along with several other medical research journals in Twin Research and Human Genetics where he is Associate Editor for Social Sciences.

  • Ioana-Elena Oana

Central European University, Budapest

Ioana-Elena Oana is a late-stage PhD Researcher in Comparative Politics at the Central European University in Budapest where she is currently focusing on trends in issue attention and policy responsiveness to collective mobilization in European Democracies. She is an affiliate researcher in the Advanced ERC POLPART project studying electoral and non-electoral political participation in new and old democracies. Ioana-Elena is the main developer of the R package SetMethods used for Set-Theoretic Multi-Method Research and Advanced QCA.

She has extensive experience in teaching applied QCA using R programming language, having assisted and taught at the ECPR Summer and Winter School QCA courses for the past 5 years. Additionally, she has taught QCA workshops at the European University Institute, Italy, and the University of Exeter, UK. Her article “SetMethods: an Add-on R Package for Advanced QCA” (co-authored with Carsten Q. Schneider) expanding on the latest developments in the SetMethods package has been recently published in The R Journal (2018). Besides research methodology, Ioana-Elena’s main research interests include political participation and representation, political behavior, and political psychology.

About the Event

Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods are hosted annually in November, covering a wide range of methodologies used in social science research.

The workshops are designed to be a forum for productive discussions on substantive research in progress, and to promote and support collaboration among scholars and practitioners, while widening audience to early stage researchers, as well as established academics looking for a diversification of their methodological approaches.

Network science applications in social sciences

Interdisciplinary perspectives in Central and Eastern Europe Historiography

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Participation Fees

Regular fee: 50 EUR
Discounted fee: 25 EUR

Fees can be paid through bank transfer to:
FUNDATIA UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST TIMISOARA (Account holder) 
VAT: 31027065
V. Parvan Bvd, no. 4, 300223, Timișoara, România

IBAN for transfers in RON: RO71BACX0000000832118001

IBAN for transfers in EURO: RO44BACX0000000832118002

UniCredit Bank – The address of the bank: 3, Carol Telbisz St, 300001, Timișoara, România – SWIFT: BACXROBU

Please add as transfer details the acronym of the conference and the name and surname of the participant: 
e.g. Methods Workshop Popescu Ioana

The Third Edition

The event brings together for two days approximately 20 participants from several academic and industry institutions, and from different countries. The topic of discussion for this edition is causality in the social sciences, and the event is targeting contributions from scholars currently involved advancing methodologies of establishing causal relations in social sciences, or applying them.

The purpose of the Workshop series is multifolded:

  • Provide a forum for young and established researchers and practitioners to present their contributions to the state of the art research and development in network science applications to social and political problems.

  • Create flows between researchers and industry: on one hand to provide space for entrepreneurs to present their products which use a knowledge base derived from network research, on the other hand to allow businesses an outlook of recent research which can  be relevant for developing commercial or public products.

  • Give participants an opportunity to gather general knowledge on the topics presented and to expose them to both cutting edge research and product development processes.

Abstract submission

We are inviting paper abstracts from researchers and practitioners broadly working on methodological aspects of causality in social, or interested in applying such methodologies.

Practical Information

Accommodation will be offered free of charge in single rooms in the facilities of the University. Participants can also opt for affordable and nice places to stay at, around West University of Timisoara.

By Plane
The city is served by Romania’s third-largest airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, located 10 km away from the city center. There are direct flights from more than a dozen international cities and three domestic cities: London, Brussels, Paris, Tel Aviv, Eindhoven, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Rome, Bologna, Bergamo, Bari, Treviso, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Iasi, etc.
By Train
There are direct train from BudapestViennaBelgrade.
By Car
From Budapest / From Belgrade

Timisoara is one of the most vibrant urban centers in the region. The city won the national competition for becoming the European Cultural Capital in 2021, thanks to its impressive history and culture, economic development, academic life and business opportunities.

UVT is a relatively young university with a dynamic student body, offering 11 disciplinary specialties and conducting high-level research. According to the QS World University Rankings, West University of Timisoara ranked 59 in the Emerging Europe & Central Asia University Rankings, being in the top 1000 universities in the world, and one of the best universities in the Romania.

Deadlines

  • October 15th 
    Extended abstracts submission

  • November 1st
    Registration

  • November 22nd – 24th
    Methods workshop

Organizers

Partners

viorel.proteasa@e-uvt.ro

bvd. Vasile Pârvan, nr. 4, Timișoara

+4 0256 592 740

Nov 22-24, 2018

Causality in the Social Sciences

Timișoara
Workshop on Research Methods

Keynote Speakers

Nov 22-24, 2018 - Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods are hosted annually, covering a wide range of methodologies used in social science research. Causality in the Social Sciences

Carsten Q. Schneider
Central European University, Budapesta

Carsten Q. Schneider is Professor at the Political Science Department. Prior to joining CEU in 2004, he obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. His research focuses on regime transitions, the consolidation and quality of democracies. He is also working in the field of comparative methodology, especially on set-theoretic methods, in particular Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and its fuzzy set extension. His book “Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences”, co-authored with Claudius Wagemann, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2012.
From 2009 – 2014, Schneider was an elected member of the Young Academy of Science in Germany (http://www.diejungeakademie.de/) and he spent the Academic Year 2009-2010 as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/). As its Founding Director, Schneider led the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies (DISC) at CEU from 2008 to 2014.

Nov 22-24, 2018 - Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods are hosted annually, covering a wide range of methodologies used in social science research. Causality in the Social Sciences

Elias Dinas
University of Oxford

Elias Dinas holds the Swiss Chair in Federalism, Democracy and International Governance (joint SPS/RSCAS chair) – while on leave from the University of Oxford, where he is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and a Tutorial Fellow at Brasenose College. Elias holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute (2010) and his research interests include the dynamics of political socialization, the downstream effects of institutional interventions and the legacy of authoritarian rule on the ideological predispositions of citizens in new democracies. He has also a keen interest in research methodology. His work has been published, among others, in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Comparative Political Studies, and mentioned in The Economist, the Atlantic and the New York Times.

About the Event

Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods are hosted annually in November, covering a wide range of methodologies used in social science research.

The workshops are designed to be a forum for productive discussions on substantive research in progress, and to promote and support collaboration among scholars and practitioners, while widening audience to early stage researchers, as well as established academics looking for a diversification of their methodological approaches.

Network science applications in social sciences

Interdisciplinary perspectives in Central and Eastern Europe Historiography

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Participation Fees

Regular fee: 50 EUR
Discounted fee: 25 EUR

Fees can be paid through bank transfer to:
FUNDATIA UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST TIMISOARA (Account holder) 
VAT: 31027065
V. Parvan Bvd, no. 4, 300223, Timișoara, România

IBAN for transfers in RON: RO71BACX0000000832118001

IBAN for transfers in EURO: RO44BACX0000000832118002

UniCredit Bank – The address of the bank: 3, Carol Telbisz St, 300001, Timișoara, România – SWIFT: BACXROBU

Please add as transfer details the acronym of the conference and the name and surname of the participant: 
e.g. Methods Workshop Popescu Ioana

The Third Edition

The event brings together for two days approximately 20 participants from several academic and industry institutions, and from different countries. The topic of discussion for this edition is causality in the social sciences, and the event is targeting contributions from scholars currently involved advancing methodologies of establishing causal relations in social sciences, or applying them.

The purpose of the Workshop series is multifolded:

  • Provide a forum for young and established researchers and practitioners to present their contributions to the state of the art research and development in network science applications to social and political problems.

  • Create flows between researchers and industry: on one hand to provide space for entrepreneurs to present their products which use a knowledge base derived from network research, on the other hand to allow businesses an outlook of recent research which can  be relevant for developing commercial or public products.

  • Give participants an opportunity to gather general knowledge on the topics presented and to expose them to both cutting edge research and product development processes.

Abstract submission

We are inviting paper abstracts from researchers and practitioners broadly working on methodological aspects of causality in social, or interested in applying such methodologies.

Introductory Course: Qualitative
Comparative Analysis4

Ioana-Elena Oana is a late-stage PhD Researcher in Comparative Politics at the Central European University in Budapest where she is currently focusing on trends in issue attention and policy responsiveness to collective mobilization in European Democracies. She is an affiliate researcher in the Advanced ERC POLPART project studying electoral and non-electoral political participation in new and old democracies. Ioana-Elena is the main developer of the R package SetMethods used for Set-Theoretic Multi-Method Research and Advanced QCA.

She has extensive experience in teaching applied QCA using R programming language, having assisted and taught at the ECPR Summer and Winter School QCA courses for the past 5 years. Additionally, she has taught QCA workshops at the European University Institute, Italy, and the University of Exeter, UK. Her article “SetMethods: an Add-on R Package for Advanced QCA” (co-authored with Carsten Q. Schneider) expanding on the latest developments in the SetMethods package has been recently published in The R Journal (2018). Besides research methodology, Ioana-Elena’s main research interests include political participation and representation, political behavior, and political psychology.

Deadlines

  • October 1st
    Extended abstracts submission

  • November 1st
    Registration

  • November 22nd – 24th
    Methods workshop

  • January 15th
    Submission of full text proceedings

  • 2019, March
    Final volume of proceedings

Organizers

Partners

Practical Information

Accommodation will be offered free of charge in single rooms in the facilities of the University. Participants can also opt for affordable and nice places to stay at, around West University of Timisoara.

By Plane
The city is served by Romania’s third-largest airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, located 10 km away from the city center. There are direct flights from more than a dozen international cities and three domestic cities: London, Brussels, Paris, Tel Aviv, Eindhoven, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Rome, Bologna, Bergamo, Bari, Treviso, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Iasi, etc.
By Train
There are direct train from BudapestViennaBelgrade.
By Car

Timisoara is one of the most vibrant urban centers in the region. The city won the national competition for becoming the European Cultural Capital in 2021, thanks to its impressive history and culture, economic development, academic life and business opportunities.

UVT is a relatively young university with a dynamic student body, offering 11 disciplinary specialties and conducting high-level research. According to the QS World University Rankings, West University of Timisoara ranked 59 in the Emerging Europe & Central Asia University Rankings, being in the top 1000 universities in the world, and one of the best universities in the Romania.

viorel.proteasa@e-uvt.ro

bvd. Vasile Pârvan, nr. 4, Timișoara

+4 0256 592 740