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Methodology Workshops

IZeF organises methodology workshops approximately every six months. The aim is to qualify young academics in particular to conduct methodologically sound empirical work. As a rule, the workshops are held in cooperation with the Graduate School of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Cologne. National and international experts can regularly be recruited as speakers.

Current Workshops

VERSCHOBEN: Workshop „Strukturgleichungsmodelle: Konfirmatorische Faktorenanalyse, Pfadanalyse und Längsschnittmodelle“ am 19. und 20. Oktober 2020 sowie am 08. und 09. Februar 2021

Am 19. und 20. Oktober 2020 sowie am 08. und 09. Februar 2021 wird es in Zusammenarbeit mit der Graduiertenschule der HumF ein Workshop-Angebot für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen geben. Das Thema wird „Strukturgleichungsmodelle: Konfirmatorische Faktorenanalyse, Pfadanalyse und Längsschnittmodelle“ sein.

Der Workshop richtet sich an Doktorand*innen im „fortgeschrittene Anfangsstadium“ ihrer Promotion, d. h. an Promovierende, die über statistische Grundlagenkenntnisse verfügen und mit Strukturgleichungsmodellen arbeiten (wollen), aber eine Auffrischung und Vertiefung ihrer Kenntnisse wünschen.
Die Teilnehmer*innen sollen dabei einerseits Anhaltspunkte für die Entscheidung erhalten, ob sie die betreffenden Verfahren für ihre eigene Forschung einsetzen, und andererseits auch Beratung oder Hilfestellung für die Arbeit an den eigenen Forschungsdaten.

Nähere Informationen zu dem Workshop finden Sie hier als PDF.

Anmeldungen & Rückfragen im IZeF oder der Graduiertenschule.

Previous Workshops

Structural equation models in July 2018

The workshop, led by Dr. Rainer Leonhart (University of Freiburg), was aimed at advanced beginners and taught the theoretical basics of structural equation models as well as practical knowledge acquired with the AMOS and MPlus programs.

IZeF Methodology Workshop in December 2017

IRT Workshop (Introduction)
In this introductory workshop the basics of IRT scaling including the Rasch model were discussed. One focus was on the direct application of what had been learned to the participants' own data sets.

IZeF Methodology Workshop in June 2017

Multilevel Analyses
The English-language workshop dealt with the problem that data in empirical educational research often arise in the form of hierarchically clustered groups, such as female pupils in different school classes at different schools. Prof. Dr. Fred Hasselmann of the University of Nijmegen taught different analysis methods such as multi-level models for repeat measurements and multivariate models.

IZeF Methodology Workshop in July and December 2016

IRT Scaling I and II
Similar to the workshop in February 2015, also led by Dr. Andreas Seifert, basic principles such as the partial credit model, the interpretation of output graphics, the interaction of the properties in the Rasch model and the Rasch model in longitudinal analyses were discussed. Building on this, a second workshop was held, in particular to analyse and discuss the participants' own data.

IZeF Methodology Workshop in February 2015

Item-Response-Theory (IRT): Introduction and Scaling Techniques
This method workshop aimed at a general introduction to IRT scaling and the Rasch model. In addition, joint calculations with sample files were carried out. Dr. Andreas Seifert from the University of Paderborn participated as a speaker.