Input before the congress begins? Ever wanted to try out a new software? On Monday, 09/24/2018, from 12am to 3pm, various workshops on application softwares for social scientific research will take place. These events are free of charge and open for everyone, especially for students and doctoral candidates. 

We are pleased to welcome: 





Please register in advance

To register for any of the workshops, please send an eMail to Ms Avena Fendel (avena.fendel(at) until 09/02/2018. 



This workshop will provide an overview of the various ways in which ATLAS.ti can be used in the analysis of qualitative data material. ATLAS.ti supports a range of methodological approaches – from interpretative to hypothetical-deductive. This is possible by means of a citation level, an additional tool that softwares other than ATLAS.ti do not offer. Of course the software also includes tools that are more targeted at the methods at the other end of the spectrum. During the workshop, you will gain some firsthand practical experience and get a feeling for how to work with ATLAS.ti. However, we cannot promise to teach you the complete operation of the software - including setting up a methodologically reasonable coding system – within three hours. Additional materials and links to free digital resources for further learning will be provided during the workshop.

Please note: The presentation in the workshop refers to ATLAS.ti 8 for Windows. As a Mac-user, you are also invited to participate, since most of the process steps are transferrable.

Please note: We kindly ask you to bring your own laptop. If you have not installed a license for the most recent version of Windows or Mac, please use the demo version (valid without time limit). 

Link to the demo version:


Places available: 20

f4transkript & f4analyse for transcribing and analysing qualitative interviews

The workshop aims at providing information on the transcription of interviews and the current situation of automatic voice recognition in general, and on the softwares f4transkript/f5transkript and f4analyse. Moreover, the workshop will provide an exemplary insight in the actual realization of the particular processes of different methodological approaches when working with f4analyse.

First, the workshop is about transcribing with f4transkript and relevant specifics such as scientific regulations, expectable errors, realistic time-management, timestamps, dealing with overlappings, synchronisation between various programmes, and voice recognition.

Then, we will give an introduction into f4analyse. This includes: memos as research tool for case summaries, definitions, using interpretations and theoretical ideas; inductively or deductively developing category systems and assigning them to text passages; conducting analysis processes; comparing cases and groups; filtering code relations; searching data material and exporting citations and results to word and other programmes.

Finally, we will show you, as an example, and depending on the composition of the group, how f4analyse can be used in various approaches of sequential analysis, grounded theory, metaphor analysis, content analysis or documentary method. Respective guidelines will be provided for free as handouts or publications.




This workshop will teach you the first steps of computer-assisted interpretation with MAXQDA 2018 and provide an overview of how MAXQDA can be used for the realization of your qualitative research project. The workshop is especially targeted at those who have not yet worked (much) with MAXQDA. We will start by presenting the new user interface. Then, the participants will learn from a combination of demonstrations and independent exercises. 

Topics include:

  • generating and administrating projects
  • data material: import, organisation and editability
  • coding system: creating, sorting and editing codes
  • coding: various options of differentiated coding
  • memos: creating, editing and administrating
  • rearranging coded textpassages: simple and complex search patterns
  • export options


Important note: Please bring your own laptop - Windows or Mac - with the licensed or demo version of MAXQDA 2018 already installed. 

The demoversion can be found here:

In case of questions, please contact: workshops(at)


Places available: 20

„How many sociologists does it take to analyze survey results?“ – Effective interpretation of survey data with STATA

Whether contentment with welfare programmes, recording of health behaviour or a randomized vignette study: surveys are the groundwork of many empirical research projects.

For this reason, the workshop aims at providing an overview of the specific analysis of typical survey forms in Stata, one of the leading statistical applications. We will introduce, among other tools, two devices for special cases in sociological research: -svy- for representative population polls and -xt- for panel surveys. Moreover, you will learn more about useful devices for managing your data. Finally, we will equip you with the neccessary tools for successfully using Stata in your scientific projects. 

Your instructor was employed at many (inter-)national research institutes and has over 15 years of experience in using, teaching and programming Stata. During the congress and after the workshop, he is looking forward to answer your questions and give futher advice regarding specific cases of usage. 

Previous experience is not a requirement. To be able to interactively participate in the workshop, we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop. In due time, you will receive further information.