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Report 2010-2011

SPS Fellows Practice Group Daniel Ritter was the Representative and Coordinator of the SPS Max Weber Fellows 2010-2011. With fifteen Fellows this was the largest APG. The SPS Academic Practice Group had an active and successful year. The main activity was a series of workshops on research methods in the social sciences. Every month, two or three Fellows united by a common approach to research would give a presentation in which they outlined the main assumptions and strategies of their particular method. Over the course of the year Fellows discussed both quantitative and qualitative methods, including interviews, statistical analysis, case studies, and experiments. Each session lasted for 90 minutes and allowed Fellows to discuss methods other than the ones they were most familiar with. Besides familiarizing Fellows with different methods, it allowed their presenting

colleagues to practice engaging others in methodological discussion of their research, something that they did not do enough of as graduate students, but which is very helpful in job talks for example. Besides this main activity, SPS Fellows organized interdisciplinary discussion/reading groups in social norms (Giulia Andrighetto and StĂŠphanie Novak) and game theory (Reuben Kline). Also, one SPS Fellow (Alexey Bessudnov) organized a one-day workshop on causality in social science research. Overall then, this was a productive and successful year for the SPS Fellows and their APG activities.

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Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...

Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...