Nov 29-30, 2019

Text-To-Data

Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods

Copenhagen Business School 

Zoltán Fazekas is Associate Professor of Business and Politics, with focus on quantitative methods in the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at the Copenhagen Business School. His research is broadly at the intersection of political psychology, political communication, and comparative politics. He studies political attitude formation, the role and content of political coverage, and the interaction between political elites and the public. Zoltán’s methodological interests and expertise lie in hierarchical modeling, quantitative text analysis, and computational tools for social sciences. In his key-note address,  Zoltán will transit from sentiment analysis and topic models to word embeddings. He will exemplify this approach with an analysis of Brexit-related news coverage. 

               University of Bath      

Iulia Cioroianu is a Prize Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath. Before joining the IPR, she was a research fellow in the Q-Step Centre for Quantitative Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, and a pre-doctoral fellow in the LSE Department of Methodology. Iulia studies the effects of social media and online information exposure on political competition and polarization, using natural language processing, quantitative text analysis, machine learning and survey experiments. In her address she will provide an overview of the ways in which various methods (web scraping, social media data collection, storage and processing, keyword and dictionary methods, cosine similarity, supervised classification and topic modelling) were combined in a large-scale research project, focusing on online information exposure over the course of the Brexit Referendum campaign.

Bard College, Berlin

Daniela Crăciun is a lecturer at Bard College Berlin (Germany). She earned a PhD in Political Science from Central European University (Hungary) with a thesis in which she used computer assisted text analysis on a large body of national higher education internationalization strategies from around the world. Daniela’s teaching and research interests lie in the area of public policy, specifically higher education policy.  Additionally, she is interested in issues of research design, conceptualization and content analysis. Recently, Daniela has been a visiting scholar doing research or teaching at the University of Yangon (Myanmar), the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil), and the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (USA). Her postdoctoral research explores issues of graduate employability.

About the Event

Timișoara Workshops on Research Methods are designed to be a forum for productive discussions on substantive research in progress, and to promote and support collaboration among scholars. The workshops target not only early stage researchers, but also established academics looking for a diversification of their methodological approaches.

The workshops are organized annualy by the West University of Timișoara, targeting diverse methodologies of social science research.

Theme: Text-To-Data

The event brings together for two days approximately 20 international participants from several academic institutions. The topic of discussion for this edition is quantitative text analysis: the conceptual, analytical and visual tools to systematically extract meaning from text for social research.

What will happen?

Intensive training which includes also hands-on, software assisted sessions. Its content is aligned with the key-note lectures.
Mapping out the methodological terrain, outlining a major methodological approach and putting it at work in empirical research.
A selected set of papers will be published in a special issue of the Romanian Journal of Political Science, after the Workshop.

Maximum 10 papers in total, allocating each paper the time necessary for in depth discussion – aprox. 30 minutes.

Who can participate?

Besides the key-note speakers and the facilitators, the workshop welcomes two categories of participants:

  • Presenters – who are expected to deliver presentations and are given the option to submit the final papers for fast publication in the special issue of the workshop
  • Attenders – persons who would like to attend some of the sessions or the entire workshop.

Past workshops

Causality in the Social Sciences

Network science applications in social sciences

Interdisciplinary perspectives in Central and Eastern Europe Historiography

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Participation Fee*:
40 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

* fee waivers for participants from previous editions and PhD students.

Abstract submission

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

Special issue publication

Practical Information

Accommodation will be offered free of charge in single rooms in one of the residences 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 30th, 2019
      Extended abstracts submission
    • November 15th, 2019
      Final program announcement
    • November 28-29th, 2019
      Methods workshop
    • January, 31st, 2020

Manuscript submission

    • June, 2020

Final decision on publication

Organizers

Partners

methods@e-uvt.ro

bvd. Vasile Pârvan, nr. 4, Timișoara

+4 0256 592 740

Theme: Text-To-Data

The event brings together for two days approximately 20 international participants from several academic institutions. The topic of discussion for this edition is quantitative text analysis: the conceptual, analytical and visual tools to systematically extract meaning from text for social research.

What will happen?

Intensive training which includes also hands-on, software assisted sessions. Its content is aligned with the key-note lectures.
Mapping out the methodological terrain, outlining a major methodological approach and putting it at work in empirical research.
A selected set of papers will be published in a special issue of the Romanian Journal of Political Science, after the Workshop.

Maximum 10 papers in total, allocating each paper the time necessary for in depth discussion – aprox. 30 minutes.

Who can participate?

Besides the key-note speakers and the facilitators, the workshop welcomes two categories of participants:

  • Presenters – who are expected to deliver presentations and are given the option to submit the final papers for fast publication in the special issue of the workshop
  • Attenders – persons who would like to attend some of the sessions or the entire workshop.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Participation Fee*:
40 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

* fee waivers for participants from previous editions and PhD students.

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

Practical Information

Accommodation will be offered free of charge in single rooms in one of the residences 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 30th, 2019
      Extended abstracts submission
    • November 15th, 2019
      Final program announcement
    • November 28-29th, 2019
      Methods workshop
    • January, 31st, 2020

Manuscript submission

    • June, 2020

Final decision on publication

Organizers

Partners