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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 2 (Version 6.0.0) released

12/8/2017
The new data version 6.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 2 - Kindergarten - is now available for scientific use.
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The analytic potential of spatial distance calculations based on geodata and data protection requirements in empirical social research

11/15/2017

In his guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell from the University of Duisburg-Essen, currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin-University of Perth (Australia), presented a method to calculate spatial distances between individuals and infrastructure facilities without using "genuine" geocoordinates. The technique he presented creates approximate values of high quality and simultaneously ensures sufficient protection of individual data.

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell explains a method that allows for the usage of geodata in social research without raising concerns about data protection.

What are the factors that determine gender-typical expectations of youths and young adults when it comes to choosing a career?

11/10/2017

On November 7, 2017, Dr. Irene Kriesi, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), presented results of her joint work with Ariane Basler, University of Zurich, and Christian Imdorf, University of Basel, on gender-typical career aspirations as part of the lecture series LIfBilectures.

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Dr. Irene Kriesi, SFIVET, during her talk at LIfBi

How to explain “irrational” behavior?

10/27/2017
During his visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg, University of Cologne, presented the Model of Frame Selection (MFS) as well as its added value and limitations in contrast to (primarily incentive-based) Rational Choice (RC) approaches from the field of decision theory.
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Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg, University of Cologne, during his guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 6 (Version 8.0.0) released

10/13/2017
The new data version 8.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 6 - Adults - is now available for scientific use.
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Keeping an eye on individual cases—performance figures as targets

10/12/2017
David Osher and Sanjay Arora (AIR) visited the LIfBi for consultation meetings from October 9 to 11.
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Vice President David Osher (AIR, third from left) and Senior Data Scientist Sanjay Arora (AIR, fifth from right) together with members of the executive level of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Publication award handed out at the Second International NEPS Conference

10/11/2017
The NEPS Publication Award was presented to Dr. Fabian Ochsenfeld, honoring his extraordinary scientific contribution based on data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).
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The award winners Dr. Fabian Ochsenfeld (2nd from left) and Frank Goßmann together with Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (Head of Department 1, LIfBi) and Dr. Christian Aßmann (Head of Department 3, LIfBi)

LIfBi thanks two distinguished experts in inequality research, Professor Erikson and Professor Müller

10/4/2017
On September 27 and 28, 2017, the 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.
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The outgoing Board members Professor Robert Erikson (left) and Professor Walter Müller (right) received a picture from the NEPS Drawing Contest 2015 as a thank-you for their long-standing commitment of scientifically monitoring the NEPS and LIfBi.

Emotional stability and articulateness increase the chances of finding a job after unemployment

9/28/2017
Many people know from experience that, apart from having good grades or relevant work experience, a pleasant personality or an intelligent appearance will also affect successful job-hunting. In a current investigation, Dr. Timo Gnambs of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories relates individual characteristics to the duration of adults’ job searches until they are successful. In fact, the study shows that emotional stability and high articulateness make the job search easier and, consequently, also shorten periods of involuntary unemployment.
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When answers are estimated by rule of thumb: The analysis of estimated values in surveys

9/21/2017
In the 2009/2010 survey waves of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), roughly 70% of adult respondents replied to the question about their income with an approximate value—a common phenomenon also in other surveys. This distortion of the actual income distribution has a negative influence on the accuracy of the statistical analysis and relating conclusions. Dr. Sabine Zinn and Dr. Ariane Würbach of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories have developed a statistical model that allows researchers to make reliable statements about the actual income distribution even in the case of values rounded not at random.
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In mourning for Prof. Dr. Volker Stocké

8/28/2017
Unexpectedly, Prof. Dr. Volker Stocké has passed away at the age of 51.
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 1 (Version 4.0.0) released

8/10/2017
The new data version 4.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 1 - Newborns - is now available for scientific use.
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Program of the 2nd International NEPS Conference available

8/5/2017
The 2nd International NEPS Conference on October 5-6, 2017 at LIfBi in Bamberg assembles 24 paper and 15 poster presentations. The program is complemented by a keynote lecture and by an award ceremony for the best NEPS publication and the best conference poster.
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Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”

8/4/2017

The third Summer School of the Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process"—funded and initiated by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)—on “Longitudinal Analyses in Educational Research" took place on July 31–August 4 in cooperation with the LIfBi.

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6th Workshop on analysis of incomplete data (AID) with focus on strategies for public data providers

7/24/2017

The 6th workshop on the analysis of incomplete data (AID) held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on July 19, 2017, illustrated the different strategies that a public data provider can adopt—namely, to either provide the tools for imputing within the analysis, or to impute first and then analyze.

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Festive farewell for Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach

7/3/2017
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the University of Bamberg bid farewell to the former Director of the Institute and Chair of Early Childhood Education with a joint ceremony in the auditorium of the university celebrating his retirement.
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (Version 9.0.0) released

6/23/2017
The new data version 9.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 - First-Year Students - is now available for scientific use.
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Context effects? It depends! Guest lecture on spatial context effects at educational transitions

6/22/2017
Dr. Katarina Weßling, University of Cologne, talks about the relations between context characteristics and transitions to secondary education, vocational training, higher education, and the labor market.
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Dr. Katarina Weßling talks about context effects at educational transitions at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Submission of NEPS Conference Abstracts and Nominations for the NEPS Publication Award still possible until June 30, 2017

6/18/2017

The deadline for submitting proposals to present a paper or poster at the 2nd International NEPS Conference ends on June 30, 2017. The conference addresses an interdisciplinary audience of researchers working with data of the National Educational Panel Study. Empirical contributions on all NEPS topics, including methodological issues and comparisons with other national or international surveys, are welcome. For more information please refer to the Call for Papers on our conference website.

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017

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Registration for the 2nd International NEPS Conference now open

6/4/2017

The online form for this year's international NEPS Conference on October 5-6, 2017 at LIfBi in Bamberg is now activated. Interested persons are invited to register for their conference participation:

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017/registration.aspx

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