Specificaties - (uitleg)
Wetenschappelijke discipline: Methodology and Statistics
Functietypes: PhD positions
Werk-/denkniveau University Graduate
Uren40.0 uren per week
Salaris maximaal euro 2612
Eind procedure 31 december 2010
Vacaturenummer AT 2010-0256
Solliciteer op deze vacature
The main tasks of the candidate are 1) to develop the rating and ranking measurement instruments of social values that will be used during the data collection for the project 2) to develop the appropriate experimental designs to be used during the data collection for the project 3) to empirically analyse the collected data to answer the project s research questions. The candidate will report the findings of the study in high-ranking international journals on (survey) methodology, leading to a dissertation. In addition to their research, candidates will follow courses to develop their methodological skills, and they will participate as teaching assistants in the methodology and statistics courses of the department.
We look for graduated students who:
- have completed a (research) master programme in social research (survey) methodology, sociology, social or cross-cultural psychology, with outstanding results;
- have an affinity with attitude/public opinion research and survey methodology;
- have good knowledge of research designs and statistical techniques for the analysis of large-scale survey data, especially of latent structure models.
Experience with the analysis of ranking data is beneficial, but not necessary;
- are ambitious, eager to solve problems themselves, can work independently, and have good analytical and English writing skills.An assignment pertaining to the project s research questions can be part of the selection procedure.
The PhD position offers a four year full-time contract, or a five year part-time contract (0.8 fte). The salary for a full-time contract ranges between euro 2042, and euro 2612,- gross a month (UFO scale PhD student). The starting date of the project is open and will be determined in mutual agreement between the project supervisors and the selected candidate
4 or 5 years
Tilburg University is an inspiring university offering a stimulating and challenging environment for students, staff, and alumni. The university highly values authenticity, academic freedom, and continuous development. In its top-quality education and research programmes in the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities, the university is committed to addressing quality issues in society at national and international levels. It does so by training people for positions of responsibility in society and by contributing to socially sustainable solutions.
Tilburg University draws on a rich tradition which nourishes reflection and which also encourages the academic community's awareness of its philosophy of life in relation to academic disciplin.
Faculty of social behavioural sciences
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg University is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Faculty of the Social Sciences are organized around the themes of Health, Organization, and Relations between State, Citizen, and Society. The faculty's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.
FSW: Departement of Research Meth.&Techn
The teaching and research at the Department of Research Methods and Techniques concern methods and techniques relevant to the well- considered assessment and implementation of research (in the field of the social sciences).
Comparing rating and ranking procedures for the measurement of values in surveys The study of values lies at the heart of the social sciences. Nonetheless, empirical social researchers have been involved in a long-standing discussion about the proper measurement of human value orientations, which revolves around the use of rating or ranking procedures. This project examines the appropriateness of both approaches in much-needed and novel ways, by: 1) directly considering the effects of response bias, 2) gathering and analysing data based on within-subjects survey experiments, which are from a Dutch nationally representative sample, and 3) making use of recent developments in statistical modelling of response styles and of rating and ranking data. Applicants can download the complete research proposal at http://www.uvt.nl/~jpgeliss/OC2009-GelissenMoorsVermunt.pdf
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