Workshop at German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Sep 27-28, 2021   The past years have witnessed a surge of new data allowing researchers to more precisely examine the nature, determinants, and effects of spatial mobility. Sophisticated survey designs, geo-referenced data, the extension of bibliometric data-bases, social media data, and new ways of linking datasets have increased the possibilities of research on spatial mobility and integration in addressing previously hard-to-examine questions. These methodological developments highlight the pressing need for a discussion about the potentials and pitfalls of newly available data and methods in research on spatial mobility and integration. Relevant questions include:
  • How can data collection methods help to overcome problems of sample selection bias?
  • Which new methods have become available in these fields, and how can they be applied to improve the estimation of causal effects?
  • To what extent do new data collection techniques and empirical methods call into question established findings in research on spatial mobility and integration?
  • How do they pave new thematic avenues for these fields in the future, and what hinders theoretical and methodological progress?
For Call for Papers click here (submission deadline May 15, 2021)
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