Andrew Fischer, Associate Professor of Development Studies at ISS, has won the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in the 2014 round. His grant proposal, which was evaluated as ‘outstanding’ by the ERC President, is on the Political Economy of Externally Financing Domestic Social Policy in Developing Countries (‘Aiding Social Protection’ for short).
Periodically Graduate School methodology consultant Tony Hak discusses (and hopefully clarifies) a fundamental issue in research methodology. In this issue: Replication: is it a good thing?
In the first edition of the second series of 'Meet our PhD candidates' Irene van Oorschot of the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam tells us about her research project on sentencing practices of 'police-judges' (Dutch: politierechters) in a dutch criminal court.
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) together awarded the project 'Woorden en getallen zonder franjes. Een enactieve benadering van taal en wiskunde' (English: Words and numbers with no frills. An enactive approach to language and math) by EUR-philosopher prof dr. F.A. Muller and prof. dr. E. Myin of the University of Antwerp a grant of €500.000,-.
During the seminar PhD candidates of the Department of Sociology will present their work and have it discussed by a senior researcher. A wide variety of topics will be covered by our PhDs this year, including migration, culture, families, and education. Researchers from other departments are welcome to attend. Download the programme booklet for more information.