Workshop on qualitative methods and data visualization, January 24 2018

Annual Conference 2018 – Related events / Workshops

Hands-on workshop on qualitative methods with Paivi Leino and Emilia Korkea-aho, University of Helsinki, Finland

Wednesday, January 24 2018, 2 – 5 PM

The workshop focuses on lawyer interviews as a particular form of expert investigations in the context of EU law. Whilst the existing literature on expert interviews is briefly introduced and discussed, the attention is specifically on three challenges which have been ignored and overlooked in general discussions on expert interviews. These challenges relate to access, confidentiality and control of research data, each of which is discussed in detail.

Paivi Leino and Emilia Korkea-aho are legal scholars who have been pursuing empirical research in European law and institutions and interviewing dozens of experts along the way. They bring new ideas into established fields of law. Read more about their projects, financed by the Finnish Academy and the European Commission, here

Data visualization techniques with Sune Lehmann and Ulf Aslak, DTU Compute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday, January 24 2018, 10 – 1 pm

Sune is an Associate Professor at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeasthern University and at Laszlo Barabási’s Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For more information please visit his website

Sune began his career as a physicist, but his interests have shifted towards complex networks and massive datasets. Recently, he has become interested in data visualization. His project on visualizing mood on Twitter received world wide press coverage.

Sune has been working at the intersection between physics, sociology, and computer science and is accustomed to interdisciplinary discussion. Sune conveys his knowledge and expertise in a manner that is accessible to non-experts from a wide range of disciplines.

Ulf is is a doctoral researcher (PhD) at the Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS,, University of Copenhagen, a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and an external lecturer at DIS Copenhagen. He has been a visiting researcher at the Uri Alon lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and a former Data Scientist at Trustpilot. He is a winner of the inaugural Data Stories competition by Science Magazine.

His research is focused on discovering fundamental principles that govern human behavior, and building theoretical and practical tools that allow us to better approach questions in the social sciences. Areas of expertise are network science, machine learning, and data visualization.

No prior knowledge of visualization techniques and computer software is required.

NB! The places are limited to please make sure to register and secure a spot.

There is no conference or workshop fee.