Postdoctoral Position in Sociology 60%
The nccr – on the move and the HETS School of Social Work of Geneva are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Position in Sociology to carry out research and contribute to research projects in the area of post-retirement international mobilities, transnational lifestyles, and care configurations. Applications should be submitted before the 10th of June 2020.
Mixed methods, Stata or similar
Deadline: 10 June (!) 2020
In 2009, I examined the proportion of women in national parliaments as a measure of women’s status in society. Apparently, we get link rot here, too.
Representation in decision-making (i.e. the share of women in national legislatures) is often used as an indicator of the wider integration of women in political and everyday life. This research note examines whether the proportion of women in national parliament really can be regarded as a measure of women’s status in society. I argue — based on correlations and a scatter plot — that the proportion of women in parliament is a reasonably good indicator of status, with the benefit of being based on readily available data.
Working paper: Ruedin 2009 Status Working Paper
Ruedin, Didier. 2009. ‘The Proportion of Women in National Parliament as a Measure of Women’s Status in Society’. Oxford Sociology Working Papers 2009-05.
Colin Mills has posted some useful advice on preparing online lectures using PowerPoint.
It’s a time consuming job to get even passable results. After I had written the script – which could easily take me 8-12 hours (and I already had the slides prepared) it would take 3 hours to record 50 minutes of material plus the time to turn the Powerpoints into a videos & upload them to YouTube.
The results are here.
A colleague is offering this excellent PhD opportunity at Nijmegen:
The project is on ‘The sources and consequences of beliefs about ethnic inequalities and discrimination in the labor market’. The PhD candidate will join the Department of Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen and the ICS graduate school.
They are looking for excellent candidates who graduated or will graduate soon in Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Public Administration, Management or related disciplines. Those with strong interests in ethnic labor market inequalities, discrimination, workplace diversity or inclusion policies as well as a strong background in quantitative research methods and interest in collecting data using survey experimental approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.
More information about the project, the ICS graduate school and the application procedure can be found on the ICS website http://ics-graduateschool.nl/vacancies/. More on our department and on the research school within Radboud University of which we are part can be found here www.ru.nl/sociology/ and here www.ru.nl/rscr.
I have just updated my agent-based model on political participation to NetLogo 6.1.1 over at CoMSES. The model has not changed since 2005, but this way the model remains immediately accessible to anyone interested in an ABM implementation of Milbrath’s model of political participation.
Apart from my MSc thesis, I have used the model in two papers:
More recently, I have applied some of these insights in a survey — for which I got support by Rosita Fibbi — and a quantitative regression analysis: