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    Welcome at the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh)

    Our doctoral school is characterised by its diversity together with its broad expertise. To keep in close touch with these resources, we have based our doctoral school on the principal of active interaction. The principle of interaction implies a dynamic model of organising the doctoral school, with input from diverse resources.

    As the doctoral school we offer multiple activities to assist in extending and improving your capabilities, in succeeding in gaining a PhD. We also strongly support PhD candidates in setting up activities of mutual interest. We offer some predetermined formats (content seminar, master classes, ...) as explained here.

    On the basis of cooperation we hope to keep closely in touch with the needs of our PhD candidates. With the monthly newsletter, together with the website we endeavour to keep you informed and importantly up to date.

    We wish you every success in your doctoral studies and trust you will appreciate our joint collaboration.

    Yours sincerely,

    Prof. Dr. Karen François

    DSh PhD Network

    The DSh PhD Network is an organization formed by and for the PhDs and post-docs of the doctoral schools of human sciences (DSh) of the VUB.

     

    Our mission is to:

    Promote the wellbeing of DSh PhDs and post-docs.

    Integrate DSh faculties via social events.

    Inform PhDs and post-docs about DSh training and workshops.

    Enhance your experience at the VUB and Brussels.

    If you are a PhD or post-doc in human sciences at the VUB, considering doing so or simply interested is who we are, just ask. We are here to help! We'll keep you posted about the events of our network, things to do in Brussels, life outside academia and the like.

    If you would like to join our organizing committee, email us!

    Upcoming events

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    Monday 29 October, 12:30

    DSh Qualitative research lunches 2018-2019

    A space to build qualitative research expertise by sharing and learning from each other.

    A space to build qualitative research expertise by sharing and learning from each other.

    Monday 4 February, 09:30 - 16:30 U

    DSh FLAMES Questionnaire construction

    two day seminar on Theory and Practice of Questionnaire Construction and Analysis. The aim of this course is to train PhD's in scientifically preparing a valid and reliable questionnaire.  

    two day seminar on Theory and Practice of Questionnaire Construction and Analysis. The aim of t...

    Wednesday 6 February, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Masterclass discourse theory

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentredesire.eu) organises a one-day PhD masterclass on discourse theoretical approaches to politics, society, communication and media. The PhD masterclass will take place on 6 February 2019.

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentrede...

    Thursday 7 February, 09:00

    DSh 2019 02 07-08 Samuel Beckett and the Nonhuman

    In recent years, Beckett studies have also embraced new...

    In recent years, Beckett studies have also embraced new...

    Thursday 14 February, 13:30 - 12:30 U

    DSh - Methods & approaches for investigating cross-linguistic influence in the foreign language acquisition of grammatical structures

    Activity type: Master Class / PhD_Research_review...

    Activity type: Master Class / PhD_Research_review...

    Tuesday 12 March, 10:00

    DSH - Applied Regression: An Introduction

    Regression is one of the most often used techniques of statistical analysis. It allows to investigate the relation between one dependent and one or more independent variables. It can deal with variables at various measurement levels, and it serves as the basis for more advanced...

    Regression is one of the most often used techniques of statistical analysis. It allows to investi...

    Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 - 16:00 U

    DSh FLAMES Missing data

    The course will provide an introduction to the issues raised by missing data and it will illustrate the shortcomings of ad-hoc methods like deletion, recoding, complete case analysis for 'handling' missing data.  

    The course will provide an introduction to the issues raised by missing data and it will illustra...

    Thursday 28 March, 09:30 - 17:15 U

    DSh - Fictions of Europe: Imaginary Topographies and Transnational Identities across the Arts

    Activity type: Content Seminar / Workshop...

    Activity type: Content Seminar / Workshop...

    Tuesday 16 April, 10:00 - 13:00 U

    Statistics for research and data analysis 2018-2019

    Statistics for research and data analysis2018-2019...

    Statistics for research and data analysis2018-2019...

    Wednesday 24 April, 10:00

    DSh - Logical Methods

    Usually logical methods are seen as part and parcel of mathematical methods, but that view is too limited. Logic deals with an evaluation of the quality, including correctness, of all kinds of reasonings and argumentations, including as a borderline case, proof. Many examples will...

    Usually logical methods are seen as part and parcel of mathematical methods, but that view is too...

    Thursday 25 April, 13:30 - 16:30 U

    DSH - Introduction to Confirmatory Factor Analysis in Mplus: A hands-on course

    During a 12-hour course (4 modules of each 3 hours, divided over 2 days)  I will provide an introduction into Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), the Mplus-language, and the application of CFA in Mplus.

    During a 12-hour course (4 modules of each 3 hours, divided over 2 days)  I will provide an intr...

    Friday 10 May, 10:00

    DSH - Expert interviews in the Social Sciences

    This seminar (based on a combination of lecture and Q&A) focusses on the use of expert interviews in the humanities and social sciences. Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart of other interview techniques. This seminar...

    This seminar (based on a combination of lecture and Q&A) focusses on the use of expert interv...

    Friday 10 May, 14:00

    DSH - Publish and Flourish

    Name of lecturer: Prof dr Leo Van Audenhove...

    Name of lecturer: Prof dr Leo Van Audenhove...

    Thursday 16 May, 13:00 - 17:00 U

    DSH - Introduction to R: an open-source statistical toolbox

    Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Then this short workshop is ideal for you!...

    Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Th...

    Tuesday 30 July, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSh 2019 07 30-31 Epistemic Subjects Beyond Individuals

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and how it may fare in explaining entities beyond individuals.

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and ho...