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Focal Area of Research - Evidence-Based Governance in the German Educational System

Professional Development Qualification for Junior Scientists

The SteBis coordination unit organizes various workshops to provide further training for the PhD students that are part of the SteBis projects. These workshops are designed to convey advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods as well as general work methods.

The content of the workshops is based on the PhD students’ needs for professional development which were surveyed during the opening workshop of the overarching research program. In total four workshops are offered focusing on the following topics:

  • Structural equation modeling

  • Qualitative content analysis (according to Mayring)

  • Multi-level analysis

  • Academic writing and scientific publishing

Summer workshops 2012

The second part of the professional development workshops took place in the summer of 2012 at the Freie Universität Berlin. Lorraine Mannion conducted the “Academic Writing” workshop on Monday and Tuesday, 6-7 August 2012. On the next two days - Wednesday and Thursday, 8-9 August 2012 - Claudia Crayen conducted the workshop on multi-level analysis.

Autumn workshops 2011

The first two workshops on “Qualitative Content Analysis” (QCA) and “Structural Equation Modeling” (SEM) took place 26-30 September 2011 at the Freie Universität Berlin. The QCA workshop was conducted by Dr. Thomas Fenzl, a colleague of Prof. Dr. Philipp Mayring at the Department of Psychology at the Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt. The SEM workshop was conducted by Claudia Crayen, a research associate and junior lecturer of Methods and Evaluation at the Department of Education and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Supplementary materials of the QCA workshops (including sample solutions by the lecturer) can be found on the Internal pages under the tab “Info & Service”.

External Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to the professional development opportunities that are only accessible to participants of the SteBis program, we would like to refer to the following external workshops:

  • Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) - GESIS Workshops 2012

GESIS workshops convey a broad spectrum of methods and offer data- and methods-oriented interdisciplinary training in the field of survey methodology.