Sequence Analysis Association

Webinar Series of the Sequence Analysis Association

The SAA is very glad to invite you to its webinar series, which proposes an online platform for people interested in the development of sequence analysis and related methods in the social sciences. The webinar offers presentations on newly published articles and is co-organized by Tim F. Liao and Matthias Studer.

Each webinar lasts for 60–75 minutes and brings together two 20-minute presentations on a similar topic followed by 5–10 minute discussions each. At the end, 15 minutes are reserved for a general discussion on the theme.

The webinar is organized online on an approximately monthly basis on Thursdays at 4 PM CET (Central European Time).

When speakers agree, webinars are recorded and the recordings remain available to SAA members during one  month after the webinar. There is no archive of the recordings.

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2024 Spring Program

 
There will be about one session each month:
 
January, Thursday, 25, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on Multidomain/Multichannel Sequence Analysis.
Description: The workshop features two work-in-progress applications of sequence analysis. We discuss open questions after each presentation, with a focus on multidomain/multichannel analysis.
Speakers:
Mustafa Firat, Work-family trajectories across Europe: differences between social groups and welfare regimes.
Peter Sun, Life course patterns of productive engagement among rural and urban older adults.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
March, Thursday, 14, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on Clustering and complexity measures.
Description: The workshop features two
work-in-progress applications of sequence analysis. We discuss open
questions after each presentation, with a focus on clustering and complexity measures.
Speakers:
Laura Altweck, The Influence of Life Courses in Young Adulthood on Subjective Well-being: A Cross-European Perspective.
Stefanie Halm, Linking Life Courses: Analyzing the Effects of Partnership, Reproduction, and Housing on Mental and Physical Subjective Health.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
April, Thursday, 25, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on SA research design.
Description: The workshop features two
work-in-progress applications of sequence analysis. We discuss open
questions after each presentation.
Speakers:
Dimitris Pavlopoulos & Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, Mixture Hidden Markov Models (MHMM): a modelling alternative.
Kun Lee, Social Stratification of Retirement Trajectories in Germany after Welfare Reforms.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
 
 

2023 Autumn Program

 
There will be about one session each month:
 
September, Thursday, 21, 4 pm CET
Subject: Recent book and software developments.
Speakers: Emanuela Struffolino, Marcel Raab, Christian Brzinsky-Fay, Brendan Halpin
 
October, Thursday, 19, 4 pm CET
Subject: Development and alternatives to sequence clusters.
Speakers:
Matthias Studer, Validating sequence typologies, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/00811750211014232
Satu Helske, Dissimilarity-based variables as an alternative to cluster membership in SA, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/00811750231177026
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
November, Thursday, 2, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on Dissimilarity Measure Choices.
Description: The workshop features two work-in-progress applications of sequence analysis in health. We discuss open questions after each presentation, with a focus on choosing dissimilarity measures.
Speakers:
Anna-Victoria Holtz, Multimorbidity and dementia trajectories in old age in Germany and Catalonia.
Dana Sarnak, Individual, dyadic, and health system factors that influence postpartum trajectories of women in Ethiopia: A sequence analysis.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
November, Thursday, 30, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on Complexity Measures (& Cluster Analysis).
Description: The workshop features two work-in-progress researches concerned with measuring complexity of trajectories. We discuss open questions after each presentation, with a focus on complexity measures.
Speakers:
Miriam Siglreitmaier, Sequence Analysis of the Transition out of  higher education to employment and its link to health outcomes.
Linda Vecgaile and Luca Badolato, Predicting work trajectories and retirement expectations using Machine Learning and Sequence Analysis methods.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
December, Thursday, 14, 4 pm CET
Subject: Workshop on Cluster Analysis.
Description: The workshop features two work-in-progress applications of sequence analysis. We discuss open questions after each presentation, with a focus on clustering methods.
Speakers:
Olivier Anderson, Post compulsory education pathways (using a large sample of administrative data with many education and labor market states and possibly huge matrices).
Fabian Windhager, Postmodern urban-regional formation: clustering demographic trajectories in the Vienna city region.
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
 

2023 Spring Program

 
The Webinar Series will be devoted to an Overview of Sequence Analysis based on the story of Sequence Analysis recently published in Social Science Research (Liao et al., 2022, Sequence Analysis: its Past, Present, and Future, Doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102772 ).
 
Overview of Sequence Analysis 1
February, Thursday, 23, 4 pm CET
Subject: History of sequence analysis, visualization, distance measures, cluster analysis.
Speakers: Tim Liao, Christian Brzinsky-Fay, Matthias Studer, Raffaella Piccareta
 
Overview of Sequence Analysis 2
March 30, Thursday, 4 pm CET
Subject: Comparing groups of sequences, polyadic sequence analysis, complexity and related sequence indicators, Markovian analysis.
Speakers: Matthias Studer, Danilo Bolano, Gilbert Ritschard, Satu Helske
Zoom link: https://unige.zoom.us/j/96355670430
 
Overview of Sequence Analysis 3
April 20, Thursday, 4 pm CET
Subject: SA and life course research, sequence-network analysis, on-going and future SA methodological developments.
Speakers: Anette Fasang, Benjamin Cornwell, Tim Liao, Gilbert Ritschard
 

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