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SFB Seminar Series 2019

Details about the seminars can be found in our archive here.

Overview of Seminars in 2019

December 16: Laron K. Williams - University of Missouri 
December 02: Regina Weber - Rhine-Waal University
November 18: Joseph Gomes - University of Louvain
November 04: Marcelo Camerlo - Universidade de Lisboa
October 31: Jon A. Krosnick - Stanford University Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and (by courtesy) Psychology
October 21: Christopher Kam - University of Rochester / University of British Columbia
October 07: Melissa Rogers - CGU Claremont Graduate University
September 23: Alexandru Cernat - University of Manchester
May 13: Sarah Khan - University of Goettingen
April 29: Salvatore Nunnari - Bocconi University
March 21: Sebastian Lundmark - University of Gothenburg
March 21: Tobias Rettig - University of Mannheim
March 18: Ben Greiner - WU Vienna
March 03: Arthur Dyevre - KU Leuven
February 18: Tiffany Barnes - University of Kentucky

Guest Talks 2019

Details about the guest talks can be found in our archive here.

Overview of guest talks in 2019

April 23: Oriol Bosch - Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
April 10: Chan Zhang - Zhejiang University
March 27: Masha Krupenkin - Stanford University
March 25: Wioletta Dziuda - Univeristy of Chicago

Mannheim Political Economy Lecture

The Collaborative Research Center 884 (SFB 884) „Political Economy of Reforms“ initiated the “Mannheim Political Economy Lecture”, in which high-ranked Political Economists are addressing topics of high relevance for the general academic and public audience.

Details about the lectures can be found in our archive here.

Overview of Political Economy Lectures 2019
February 27: Professor Massimo Morelli - Bocconi University

1st "Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys" (MASS) Workshop

On Monday 4, and Tuesday 5 March 2019 we will organize the first MASS workshop in Mannheim, Germany.

The focus of the MASS workshop was on the collection of behavioral data via sensors and apps in mobile web surveys for the social sciences. Mobile devices allow researchers to collect data through built-in sensors such as GPS and accelerometers to study movement, passively collect data in-browser or using apps in addition to self-report. Such data can include browsing history and smartphone and app usage. Passive mobile data collection can potentially decrease measurement errors and reduce respondent burden. Active data collection using apps, camera, microphone or other sensors allows researchers to broaden the research questions they want to study. Incorporating sensor measurements to augment or replace survey questions through sensors and apps brings challenges for representativeness, survey design and implementation, measurement, as well as ethical and legal considerations that are yet to be understood. The workshop aims to exchange experiences in this young field, and together develop a methodology for using apps, sensors, and smartphones in social research  The methodology is applicable to social, behavioral, spatial and health sciences, and the workshop has the explicit aim to be interdisciplinary. We intend to invite methodologists, social and behavioral scientists, IT researchers, programmers and data scientists.

Programme committee
Florian Keusch  – University of Mannheim
Jan Karem Hoehne – University of Mannheim
Peter Lugtig – Utrecht University
Bella Struminskaya – Utrecht University

The conference was held at the offices of the SFB in Mannheim:
SFB 884
University of Mannheim
B6, 30-32
68131 Mannheim