Fall Winter 2018

  • Core course (mandatory)*

    * Recommended for the first year PhD Candidates

    Foundations 1

    Instructors:Thorsten Meiser & Daniel Heck
    Location:Mannheim
    Assignment:Exercises in statistical modeling and analysis
    Block 1:

    24 October 2018: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in L13, 15; Room 519, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162
    25 October 2018: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162,1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162

    Block 2:

    8 November 2018: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162
    9 November 2018: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162

    Block 3: 

    6 December 2018: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162,1 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162
    7 December 2018: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Schloss, EO 162

    For more information on the course contents, see Course Contents Fall Winter 2018/ 2019

  • Trainings (mandatory) *

    * Recommended for the first year PhD Candidates

    Useful Software for a SMiP PhD

    Instructor:Daniel Heck
    Date:4 October 2018 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Schloss, EO 162)
    Assignment:Active participation

    Writing Research Proposals

    Instructor:Benjamin Hilbig
    Date:23 November 2018 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    Location:Landau (Campus, Gebäude K, Medienraum im Kellergeschoss)
    Assignment:Dissertation proposal after 6 months

    Rules of Good Scientific Practice

    Instructor:Arndt Bröder
    Date:5 December 2018 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (L13, 15; room 519)
    Assignment:Brief essay on scientific practice

    For more information on the course contents click Course Contents Fall Winter 2018/ 2019.

  • Workshops (elective)**

    * Recommended for the first year PhD Candidates

    ** SMiP PhD Candidates may also attend other method workshops (e.g., offered by the CDSS: GESS). Please consult the coordinator for further information.

    Hierarchical Bayesian Models with Computer Applications

    Instructor:Jeffrey Rouder
    Date:1 October 2018 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;  Building B6, 30-32; Room 211) and 2 October 2018 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Building B6, 30-32; Room 211)
    Location:Mannheim
    Assignment:Programming exercise

    Substantive SMiP Research Topics in Mannheim

    Instructors:Sabine Sonnentag & Beatrice Kuhlmann
    Date:05 October 2018 (9 a.m.  – 5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Buildung B6, 30-32; Room 211) *

    Creating experiments with OpenSesame

    Instructor:Pascal Kieslich
    Date:12 October  (10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.), 13 October (10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.), 26 October (10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.), and 27 October (10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Schloss, EO 162)
    Note:This is a workshop offered by the CDSS. Please register at the course catolog of GESS.

    Analysis of Response Time

    Instructor:Trisha van Zandt
    Date:16 October 2018 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Building B6, 30-32; Room 211)) and 17 October 2018 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Building B6, 30-32; Room 212)
    Location:Mannheim

    Introduction to R: Basics 

    Instructor:Martin Schnuerch
    Date:6 November 2018 (10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Building L7, 3-5; Room 358 Pool Raum)
    Location:Mannheim
    Assignment:Programming exercise *

    Introduction to R: Advanced

    Instructor:Martin Schnuerch
    Date:7 November 2018 (9 a.m. -5 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Building B6, 30-32; Room 212)
    Assignment:Programming exercise *

    Advanced Topics in R

    Instructor:Daniel Heck
    Date:22 November 2018 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    Location:Mannheim (Schloss EO 162)
    Assignment:Overview and short description of „advanced topics“ of interest) *

    An Introduction to modern R, Statistical Modeling, and Mixed Models

    Instructor:Henrik Singmann
    Date:15 January 2019 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and 16 January 2019 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Location:Freiburg, Engelberger Str. 41, 1. OG, Room 1003 (CIP-Pool)

    For more information on the course contents click Course Contents Fall Winter 2018/ 2019.

    * Recommended for the first year PhD Candidates

    ** SMiP PhD Candidates may also attend other method workshops (e.g., offered by the CDSS: https://gess.uni-mannheim.de/doctoral-programs/social-and-behavioral-sciences-cdss/course-catalog/fall-2018.html). Please consult the coordinator for further information.

  • Colloquia (mandatory, Assignment: Presentation)

    a) Local colloquia

    • Colloquium Freiburg
    • Colloquium Heidelberg
    • Colloquium Mannheim
    • Colloquium Tübingen

    b) Joint colloquium

    • Summer Retreat (07 September 2018 – 08 September 2018, Location: Studien­haus Wiesneck in Buchenbach near Freiburg i.Br.)
    • Winter Retreat (15 February 2019 – 16 February 2019, Location: Heinrich Pesch Haus in Ludwigshafen am Rhein)
  • Coaching for PhD Candidates Cohort 1 (Compatibility of Private Life and Academic Career)

    Concluding Workshop (Date: 20 November 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) + guest talk in the afternoon (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) with Prof. Ute Bayen, PhD (Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf) and Dr. Roland Pfister (PostDoc at the Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg) Location: Mannheim (B6, 30-32, Room 212)