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The researchers at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) conduct cutting-edge research on important social, political, and cultural matters. The research at IAS is sociological – in its original and broadly conceived meaning – and the researchers at the IAS come from several academic disciplines.

The interdisciplinary nature of IAS makes it possible for its researchers to make innovative use of methods and analytical tools developed in other disciplines than their own.

Through a combination of statistical analyses of big data bases, detailed micro research, computer simulations, and computer visualizations, the researchers at IAS seek to improve our understanding of important societal processes.


The Coleman Boat explained in 7 minutes

A Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Analytical Sociology Petri Ylikoski has created a video that presents the basic idea of the so-called Coleman Boat.
Graphics and design by Wasita Witchutraiphob. Voice by Susanna Snell.
Inspiration by The Institute for Analytical Sociology

IAS becomes a member of ECSR

IAS has become a member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). For additional information on ECSR, please visit www.ecsrnet.eu

Karl Wennberg

Member of the Young Academy of Sweden

Karl Wennberg, Deputy Director at IAS and Visiting Professor in business administration at the Department of Management and Engineering, is one of eight outstanding young researchers selected as a member of the Young Academy of Sweden. The academy is an independent, cross-disciplinary forum for some of the most promising young researchers in Sweden and was formed in 2011 on the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Marc Keuschnigg

Article in Social Science Research

In a recent publication in Social Science Research Marc Keuschnigg, together with colleagues from LMU Munich,Felix Bader and Johannes Bracher, shows how global crowdsourcing platforms such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk can be adapted to estimate effects of local context in behavioral games.

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Guest Researchers

We welcome guest researchers who work on topics related to the research and theory development taking place at IAS.  

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The Coleman Boat explained in 7 minutes

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Last updated: 2016-09-12