Publication: Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009

Koalitionen Just in time for the Bundestag election 2013, the edited volume “Koalitionen, Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009″, edited by Thorsten Faas, Kai Arzheimer, Sigrid Roßteutscher, and Bernhard Weßels, has now been published:

  • Thorsten Faas, Kai Arzheimer, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Bernhard Weßels (Hrsg.): Koalitionen, Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009, Wiesbaden: SpringerVS 2013.
  • Thorsten Faas, Kai Arzheimer, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Bernhard Weßels: Koalitionen, Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Die (un)gewöhnliche Bundestagswahl vom 27. September 2009, in: Thorsten Faas, Kai Arzheimer, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Bernhard Weßels (Hrsg.): Koalitionen, Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009, Wiesbaden: SpringerVS 2013, p. 7–14.

Guest Lecture “Nie Wieder Torten” (No More Pie Charts)

DSC_9710Within the context of the Statistic I Lecture, Matthias Stolz and Ole Häntzschel – ZEIT magazine editor and graphic designer (“Deutschlandkarte”) – were our guests this week. Their topic: “Nie wieder Torten: Was Infografiken schön und spannend macht” (“No more pie charts: How to make info graphics attractive and exciting”).

DSC_9700They showed how statistic data and facts could be transformed into creative (and also amusing) info graphics. The examples published in their books and maps of Germany range from playmobil toys over careers of top politicians to arms supply to crisis regions. En passant, they provided us with a glimpse behind the scenes of “data journalism”.

The conclusion (to put it in Mathias Stolz’s words): “Numbers are not that bad” – from time to time they can be fun.

Posted on 6. June 2013 in General

New Office Numbers

Although most of us from the field of “methods of empirical research” did not move into the new Georg-Forster building, some office numbers have changed. From now on, you can find our staff in the following offices:

Person Office Number
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas 06-204 (Hegelstraße)
Simone Ndongala (Sekretariat) 06-207 (Hegelstraße)
Apl.-Prof. Dr. Siegfried Schumann 04-448 (Georg-Forster-Gebäude)
Johannes N. Blumenberg, M.A. 06-211 (Hegelstraße)
Dipl.-Vw. Julia Hermann 06-212 (Hegelstraße)
Daniela Hohmann, M.A. 06-212 (Hegelstraße)
Dipl.-Soz.-Wiss. Sven Vollnhals, B.Sc. 06-211 (Hegelstraße)
Posted on 5. June 2013 in General