From August 24 to August 28, the 2020 SLLS Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research will be organized at the NCCR LIVES, University of Geneva. Registration is open until May 31 – the number of participants is limited!
Life course research is a burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of studies. It is characterized by theoretical approaches that reflect and inform diverse areas such as sociology, demography, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and social biology. It is also characterized by a set of commonly-used quantitative research methods, such as event-history analysis, multi-level modelling, structural equation modelling and sequence analysis that span disciplinary boundaries.
The Summer School is intended for post-doctoral fellows and postgraduate research students who are interested in exploring the potential of longitudinal and life course research or who want to further develop their existing skills.
The 2020 School is organized by Matthias Studer (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva) and sponsored in part by the NCCR LIVES.
PROGRAM AND EXPERTS
The program includes lectures and discussions led by expert researchers. Examples are drawn from a wide range of longitudinal data sets and illustrated with social and biological life course outcomes. Computer lab sessions develop practical and statistical skills for life course research.
Themes Being Covered Include:
- Sociology and Demography of the Life Course
- Life Course Epidemiology
- Life Course and Genetics
- Event History Techniques
- Multilevel Models for Life Course Processes
- Structural Equation Models (SEM) for longitudinal data
- Sequence Analysis Approaches
Stéphane Cullati (University of Fribourg), Paolo Ghisletta (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews), Ross Macmillan (University of Limerick), Dimitri Mortelmans (University of Antwerp), Karel Neels (University of Antwerp), Michael Shanahan (University of Zurich), Matthias Studer (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva), Eric Widmer (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva) and Emilie Joly-Burra (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva).
Marlis Buchmann (University of Zurich)
With the registration, please send us (to upload on the form):
- A motivation letter presenting your current research and its link with the life course perspective (No longer than 1 page)
- A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
You will receive a notification from the Summer School staff that your application has been received and you will hear whether you have been admitted before June 12, 2020. In all cases, the fee is expected to be paid within 30 days after the notification of acceptance to finalize your registration.
For all practical information (Costs, where to sleep and contact info), please visit our SLLS Summer School page.