Household Dynamics, Family Events, and Inequalities in the Life-Course
The "Trento School of Applied Quantitative Research" is a multi-year advanced training school on key themes of sociology as analytical, quantitative and interdisciplinary social science, thus involving sociological, economic, demographic, statistical and computer science approaches.
The School aims to provide a systematic integration of the theoretical, methodological and technical ‘front edge’ aspects of applied quantitative research.
The School is addressed to PhD students, post-docs and researchers of universities, public and private research institutions in the early stages of their career or willing to deepen their preparation acquiring advanced technical-methodological knowledge applicable in their research. The official language of the School will be English.
The School will be held in Trento, Italy, from 9th to 11th October 2019 (three days). The first edition focuses on “Household dynamics, family events and inequalities in the life-course”.
The substantive topics include education and marital dissolution, employment and divorce, couples’ division of labour in comparative and longitudinal perspective. The applied sessions will cover panel data models, multi-process hazard models and meta-analytical tools.
Presentation of a recent research article published in a prestigious peer-review journal. Detailed discussion of the research questions, theoretical framework and underlying debates, formulation of research hypotheses and the innovative contribution with respect to the previous literature.
Applied session to address the research strategy adopted and the methodological problems related to the implementation of the analysis used to answer the research questions of the study. This is a more practical session in the laboratory, in which the participants will be able to apply firsthand methods and techniques used in the works presented and discussed in the morning.
The statistical softwares Stata and/or R will be used.
This organization will give participants the opportunity to learn all the conceptual and empirical steps necessary for the development of a theoretically-guided empirical research article, which make use of the most advanced analysis techniques proposed in the literature.
How to apply
To apply, please upload the required documents:
- your short curriculum vitae et studiorum (1-2 pages)
- a short motivation letter specifying own research topics (1-2 pages)
Please, upload PDFs ONLY
Deadline: 18 August, 2019
Fees: The fee for participation is Euro 150, inclusive of tuition, coffee breaks and lunches during the three days and a social dinner.
Note: Participants will be responsible for the costs of board and lodging in Trento.
Accommodations at agreed rates will be notified to the participants.
The Square School will take place at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento (via Verdi, 26). The Department is located in the heart of the historic centre of Trento, just a short walk from the Cathedral (Piazza Duomo) and 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station.