Mix – Mingle – Match: Find Your Scientific Soulmate at GOR’s Early Career Science Speed Dating

Our first GOR Science Speed Dating provides an opportunity for all early-career online researchers (i.e. PhD students) and practitioners (i.e. within their first 5 years in the online research industry) to get to know and connect with others in the field in a fun and engaging way. Especially for first-time visitors at GOR, the event offers a great informal and casual way to get to know other conference participants and to meet a diverse group of early career people from different backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions.

Participants will have the chance to engage in a series of five eight-minute one-on-one conversations to share their research, current work projects, interests and ideas.

How it works:

  1. Register for a spot at the Early Career Science Speed Dating via ConfTool (you can select this option while booking your GOR ticket).

  2. The organizers will review all registrations and then anonymously determine who will be meeting whom.

  3. At the event itself, each participant will be handed a “dating card” at the beginning, on which is listed in which round he or she has to be at which of the tables (numbered).

  4. At each table, both participants in turn will have the opportunity to pitch their research or current project before moving on to meet the next person.
  5. Did you particularly enjoy some conversations? Great! Mark up to two conversations which sparked your interest the most on your card. When all rounds are finished, you will be asked to return your dating cards to the organizers. After the conference, the organizers will check which interlocutors have “matched” with each other and draw a winning couple from all matching pairs. Both members of the winning match will receive a free conference ticket for next year’s GOR as well as each other’s email address to continue the conversation.

The Early Career Science Speed Dating will happen before the GOR Get Together and include free drinks.

When: Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 7 pm (right before the GOR Get Together)

Where: Caricatura Bar, Kassel (next to Kassel Main Station)

Admission: free  – but book your seat in advance via ConfTool is required, as seating is limited and we need to match you for your talks!

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GOR 23: Call for Workshops

Dear Online Researcher,

for the General Online Research conference GOR 23 we are looking for workshop proposals.

GOR workshops take place on the day before the conference’s talks and presentations and are a great opportunity for conference attendees to learn about state of the art methods and applications in online research.

The GOR workshops aim at getting a hands-on experience with the latest tools (e.g., software or hardware), methods (e.g., data collection or analyses) and best practice (e.g., how to take advantage of recent developments).

The following topics are relevant for the GOR audience: online and mobile web surveys, data science, big data, smart data, political research, public opinion, political online communication, or online market research. Please note that the workshops are not the right place for plain sales presentations (although 
workshops on commercial solutions are possible).

This year’s workshops will take place on September 20 (some in person and some online). Workshop duration should be 2.5 hours and language of instruction preferably English but German is possible for some workshops. As a token of appreciation, the conference fee for instructors will be waived.

Please submit your workshop outline by email to email@frederikfunke.net and include the following information:
– title
– instructor(s)
– target audience
– workshop description

– three course objectives

The deadline for workshop proposals is: 23 April 2023.

GOR is organized by the German Society for Online Research (DGOF, https://www.dgof.de/) since 1997. Each year more than 300 participants attend the conference to discuss current developments in online research and best practices for their work in industry and academia. With more than 100 presentations addressing various subtopics of online research, GOR provides intensive training and networking opportunities.

GOR 23 local partner and co-organizer: University of Kassel, Prof. Dr. Bettina Langfeldt

We look forward to receiving your workshop submission. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Dr. Frederik Funke
on behalf of the program committee

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GOR 23 Call for Papers out now

Today, the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) has published the call for papers for the General Online Research Conference 2023 (GOR 23). The 25th edition of the event will take place this year in Kassel, Germany, from September 20-22, 2023, in collaboration with the University of Kassel.

As of now, papers can be submitted via ConfTool for the following tracks:

Track A: Survey Research: Advancements in Online and Mobile Web Surveys.
Track B: Data Science: From Big Data to Smart Data
Track C: Politics, Public Opinion, and Communication

We are looking for submissions on innovative methods, concepts and applications as well as on current trends and developments in the field of digital research.

There will also be another opportunity to qualify for one of the three GOR competitions:
The GOR Best Practice Award 2023 will reward the best study in online market research, the GOR Thesis Award 2023 will be awarded for the best thesis in online research, and the GOR Poster Award 2023 will be awarded for the best poster presentation during the conference.

The submission deadlines are:

  • March 31, 2023 for Tracks A, B and C.
  • April 30, 2023 for GOR Best Practice Award 2023 and GOR Thesis Award 2023.
  • May 31, 2023 for posters and the GOR Poster Award 2023.

Up to 350 participants from universities, institutes and companies from Germany and abroad are expected to attend the English- and German-language conference.

As one of the first conferences in Europe, the GOR started in the 1990s to deal with digital research in detail and has since then been held regularly in changing cities in the German-speaking world.

The detailed call with all submission modalities is available here.

Further information on GOR is available at www.gor.de.

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GOR 23 will take place from 20 to 22 September 2023 at the University of Kassel

The General Online Research Conference (GOR) of the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) will take place for the 25th time this year, from Wednesday, September 20 to Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Campus Center of the University of Kassel.

What started in 1997 as a small conference with just under 30 presentations in Cologne, has developed in recent years into an international conference with an average of over 100 presentations and 350 participants from all over the world. During the three conference days, visitors* have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and analysis of innovations and current developments in the continuously changing field of digital research as well as the exchange of content in front of researchers* from science and practice.

DGOF Board Chairman Dr. Otto Hellwig on the cooperation with the local partner: “We are very pleased to be hosting GOR 23 with Prof. Dr. Bettina Langfeldt and the University of Kassel. after 2016 in Dresden, GOR is once again taking place at a location where we are stopping for the first time. I am particularly pleased about this, as new places, situations and encounters are always a source of inspiration and a reason to look forward. In addition to the conference, there will be plenty of celebrating to do in Kassel. This year we have a double anniversary with 25 times GOR and 25 years DGOF.”

Local host Prof. Dr. Bettina Langfeldt: “Since my first professional station after graduation was GESIS, I actively experienced the organization of the GOR 97 and am all the more pleased to now be able to host the anniversary event. Even then, the GOR stood for openness, innovation, interdisciplinarity and a lively exchange between science and practice – attributes that I also associate with the University of Kassel. GOR 23 therefore meets an interesting local environment and looks forward to a global audience interested in the advancement of digital research.”

The GOR 23 call for papers will be published soon. The three-day event will consist of an extensive program of presentations and workshops. There will be contributions on innovative methods, concepts and applications, as well as multifaceted discussions on current trends and developments from the various disciplines of digital research. Around 350 participants from universities, institutes and companies from Germany and abroad are expected to attend.

As one of the first conferences in Europe, the GOR started to deal with digital research in detail in the 1990s. Since 1997, it has been held regularly once a year in alternating cities in the German-speaking world. The conference series is organized by the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) and a local partner.

Save the Date: GOR 23 from September 20 to 22, 2023!

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GOR 22: Second Keynote Speaker Announced

The second keynote speaker for the GOR 22 conference is confirmed: We are happy that Susan Shaw, Managing Director at GIM Suisse AG, is going to give a talk at HTW Berlin in September. After receiving a degree in history, linguistics, literature and social research, she has been working in market research for approx. 20 years on the customer and institute side. She also worked over 10 years in the operational market research department of a large publishing house in Switzerland. From 2010 to 2013, she was a member of the WEMF research commission. And from 2015 to 2021, she was President of SWISS INSIGHTS, the Swiss industry association.

The topic of her keynote will focus on “New Digital Possibilities in Qualitative Research” and the keynote will be held on Thursday, 8 September 2022 , immediately after the GOR 22 Opening Ceremony.

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