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Vocational school students from Nuremberg learn about working methods in social research at the LIfBi

2/2/2017

On February 2, a group of nearly 20 students of the Vocational Business School Nuremberg 4 (Berufsschule Nürnberg 4) and their teachers visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to learn about the Institute and its key working areas as well as the vocational training program for the “Specialist in Market and Social Research (Fachkraft für Markt- und Sozialforschung)”.

Vocational school students with Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Executive Director of Research at the LIfBi (3rd row, 2nd from left) as well as other LIfBi employees.  

After a welcome address and a presentation about the Institute by Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Executive Director of Research at LIfBi, representatives of the various research units outlined the Institute’s objectives and the related structures and processes necessary for their realization. The guests learned much about the development of competence tests and the workflow of the Research Data Center as well as survey coordination and the communication with respondents. In addition to the overview of the various kinds of impact potential in social research, the expansion of the cooperation between vocational training companies and vocational schools was also a focal point of the meeting.