The Institute for Analytical Sociology
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.
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, 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.
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.
Chanchal Balachandran (IAS) has received a two-year recent grant from Handelsbanken Research Foundations, together with Timurs Umans (Kristianstad University). The project aims to study segregation dynamics in new venture boards, its reasons, and consequences.
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Last updated: 2015-06-09