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This book provides students and researchers a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It explains what makes some graphs succeed while others fail, how to make high-quality figures from data using powerful and reproducible methods, and how to think about data visualization in an honest and effective way. [...]
SocInfo is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. [...]
From August 26 to August 30, the 2019 SLLS Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research will be organized at the NCCR LIVES, University of Geneva. Registration is open until 31th of May – the number of participants is limited! [...]
The Summer School 2019 will be held from 01 to 23 August at GESIS Cologne, Germany. 16 courses are scheduled, among them 4 short courses and 12 one-week courses. New to the program are courses on “Questionnaires for Cross Cultural Surveys” and “Pretesting”. The courses “Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists” and “Factorial Survey Design” return to the Summer School program after a break. Don’t miss the opportunity to master advanced techniques of statistical data analyses with renowned international experts. Here is an overview of this year's courses: [...]
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) invites submissions to the workshop "Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data” taking place at the International Conference on Web and Social Media in Munich on 11th of June, 2019. [...]
Searching for the right longitudinal data for your doctoral work or new research project? This one-day event will include presentations and posters on various major Swiss longitudinal surveys in the social sciences, including TREE, the Swiss Household Panel, SHARE, CoCon and the LABB of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the DAB panel study (Determinants of educational choice and vocational training opportunities). The presentations will be followed by practical hands-on sessions in the afternoon. [...]
The collaborative research center “Re-Figuration of Spaces”(SFB 1265) cordially invites to their first international conference at Technische Universität Berlin.  [...]
The topic for the seventh edition of the ECSR Spring School is “New and Old Data. Cutting-Edge Approaches to Quantitative Social Research”. [...]
The Rostock Retreat is designed to encourage communication and collaboration on specific themes in a relaxed atmosphere. Following the success of previous retreats – Data Visualization (2017) and Causality (2018) – the third Rostock Retreat will focus on simulation and bring together theorists, methodologists, and applied researchers from across the social sciences and beyond. [...]
The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the  International  Institute  for  Applied  System  Analysis  (IIASA),  and  Chulalongkorn  University, in collaboration  with  the  Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), are organizing an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring  population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”. [...]

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