Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015, 13:30 - 16:30 iCal

Social Sciences and Forecasting

PUMA-Workshop with Dr. Rebecca Moody

Department of Methods, Hörsaal 10
Rathausstraße 19 / Stiege 2, 1010 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Social research in its usual form either works by testing theories on empirical cases or generating knowledge and new theories on the basis of past or present cases.

Either way, knowledge is linked to current or past empirical data leaving a gap when trying to predict future developments. As social sciences in Europe are increasingly demanded to support evidence-based policy making and strategic development, new approaches and methods need to be discussed and elaborated in order to use social research outcomes for forecasting societal trends and developments.

The workshop, consisting of a one-hour lecture by Dr. Rebecca Moody (Otto Friedrich University Bamberg) and a practical workshop with Q&A, will discuss current and potential forecasting methodology. Starting with several existing methods for forecasting which are slowly finding their way into the practice of social sciences, we will elaborate on the remaining – basic and methodological – questions such as scientific validity.


PUMA - Plattform für Umfragen, Methoden und empirische Analysen

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Dr. Katharina Götsch
Fakultätszentrum für Methoden der Sozialwissenschaften
01/4277 49918