SocMap - Research Group in Social Mapping, Department of Sociology and Social Work

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    Fibigerstræde 13

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

SocMap – Demography, Social Geography and Health conducts empirical research with the aim of challenging and rearticulating prevailing theories, primarily in the fields of urban sociology, social geography, and social stratification using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods combined with maps. SocMap is a research environment that actively addresses national and international socio-spatial issues where categories such as space, place, city, home and mobility play decisive roles. We analyse questions related to local communities/local affiliation, demographic change (including migration) and socioeconomic inequality (including health and education). The research unit also focuses on how specific locations or institutions can mediate, i.e., compensate or worsen various types of socially contingent problems.

SocMap combines elements of individual disciplines with linked approaches such as social geography, socio-demography, urban sociology, sociology of migration, geo-demography, health sociology, educational sociology, mobility studies and health demography. In terms of methodology, the research group combines different research approaches including qualitative fieldwork, mapping methods (GIS), machine learning methods and econometric analysis using surveys and registry data at individual level. A crucial strength of SocMap is the highly differentiated methods and particularly the lessons learnt from combining these in empirical studies.

SocMap’s research agenda and strategy are largely formed by its current members based on a shared interest in the socio-spatial aspects of sociology and challenges in contemporary society. A significant part of the research is funded by competitive research grants (e.g. from The Independent Research Fund Denmark, EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and innovation, The Obel Family Foundation, The SparNord Foundation, and NordForsk).


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Collaborations from the last five years

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  • EVS Trend File 1981-2017 – Sensitive Dataset

    EVS (Creator), Gedeshi, I. (Contributor), Zulehner, P. M. (Contributor), Rotman, D. (Contributor), Titarenko, L. (Contributor), Billiet, J. (Contributor), Dobbelaere, K. (Contributor), Kerkhofs, J. (Contributor), Swyngedouw, M. (Contributor), Voyé, L. (Contributor), Fotev, G. (Contributor), Marinov, M. (Contributor), Raichev, A. (Contributor), Stoychev, K. (Contributor), Kielty, J. F. (Contributor), Nevitte, N. (Contributor), Baloban, S. (Contributor), Baloban, J. (Contributor), Roudometof, V. (Contributor), Rabusic, L. (Contributor), Rehak, J. (Contributor), Gundelach, P. (Contributor), Petersen, E. (Contributor), Riis, O. (Contributor), Röhme, N. (Contributor), Saar, A. (Contributor), Lotti, L. (Contributor), Pehkonen, J. (Contributor), Puranen, B. (Contributor), Riffault, H. (Contributor), Stoetzel, J. (Contributor), Tchernia, J. (Contributor), Pachulia, M. (Contributor), Jagodzinski, W. (Contributor), Klingemann, H. (Contributor), Köcher, R. (Contributor), Noelle-Neumann, E. (Contributor), Anheier, H. (Contributor), Barker, D. (Contributor), Harding, S. (Contributor), Heald, G. (Contributor), Timms, N. (Contributor), Voas, D. (Contributor), Gari, A. (Contributor), Georgas, J. (Contributor), Mylonas, K. (Contributor), Hankiss, E. (Contributor), Manchin, R. (Contributor), Rosta, G. (Contributor), Tomka, M. (Contributor), Haraldsson, O. (Contributor), Jónsson, F. H. (Contributor), Olafsson, S. (Contributor), Breen, M. (Contributor), Fahey, T. (Contributor), Fogarty, M. (Contributor), Kennedy, K. (Contributor), Sinnott, R. (Contributor), Whelan, C. (Contributor), Abbruzzese, S. (Contributor), Calvaruso, C. (Contributor), Gubert, R. (Contributor), Rovati, G. (Contributor), Zepa, B. (Contributor), Alisauskiene, R. (Contributor), Juknevicius, S. (Contributor), Ziliukaite, R. (Contributor), Estgen, P. (Contributor), Hausman, P. (Contributor), Legrand, M. (Contributor), Petkovska, A. (Contributor), Abela, A. M. (Contributor), Cachia-Caruana, R. (Contributor), Inganuez, F. J. (Contributor), Troisi, J. (Contributor), Petruti, D. (Contributor), Besic, M. (Contributor), Arts, W. A. (Contributor), De Moor, R. (Contributor), Hagenaars, J. A. P. (Contributor), Halman, L. (Contributor), Luijkx, R. (Contributor), Hayes, B. C. (Contributor), Smith, A. (Contributor), Listhaug, O. (Contributor), Jasinska-Kania, A. (Contributor), Konieczna, J. (Contributor), Marody, M. (Contributor), Cabral, M. V. (Contributor), Franca, L. D. (Contributor), Ramos, A. (Contributor), Vala, J. (Contributor), Pop, L. (Contributor), Voicu, M. (Contributor), Zamfir, C. (Contributor), Bashkirova, E. (Contributor), Gredelj, S. (Contributor), Kusá, Z. (Contributor), Malnar, B. (Contributor), Tos, N. (Contributor), Elzo, J. (Contributor), Orizo, F. A. (Contributor), Silvestre Cabrera, M. (Contributor), Bush, K. (Contributor), Wallman-Lundåsen, S. (Contributor), Pettersson, T. (Contributor), Joye, D. (Contributor), Esmer, Y. (Contributor), Balakireva, O. (Contributor), Inglehart, R. (Contributor), Rosenberg, F. (Contributor), Sullivan, E. (Contributor), Pachulia, M. (Contributor), Poghosyan, G. (Contributor), Kritzinger, S. (Contributor), Kolenović-Đapo, J. (Contributor), Baloban, J. (Contributor), Frederiksen, M. (Contributor), Saar, E. (Contributor), Ketola, K. (Contributor), Wolf, C. (Contributor), Pachulia, M. (Contributor), Bréchon, P. (Contributor), Jónsdóttir, G. A. (Contributor), Komar, O. (Contributor), Reeskens, T. (Contributor), Jenssen, A. T. (Contributor), Soboleva, N. (Contributor), Voicu, B. (Contributor), Strapcová, K. (Contributor), Bešić, M. (Contributor), Uhan, S. (Contributor), Ernst Stähli, M. (Contributor), Mieriņa, I. (Contributor), Study, E. V. (Contributor), Albania: Strategic Puls Research, T. (Contributor), Armenia: Marketing Communications, Y. (Contributor), Austria: GfK Austria GmbH, V. (Contributor), Belarus: Belarus State University, C. F. S. A. P. R. (Contributor), University, T. C. O. P. A. S. R. O. B. S. (Contributor), Belgium: TNS-Dimarso, B. (Contributor), Dataverzameling/Dimarso, N. I. V. (Contributor), Doo, B. P. (Contributor), Sarajevo (Contributor), Sciences, B. I. O. S. A. T. B. A. O. (Contributor), Market LINKS-Research & Consulting, S. (Contributor), ´Target´, C. M. R. A. (Contributor), University Of Zagreb, F. O. L. (Contributor), Cyprus: CYMAR Market Research, N. (Contributor), Northern Cyprus: Prologue Consulting, N. (Contributor), Czech Republic: SC&C Ltd, S. C. A. C. (Contributor), Denmark: SFI Survey, T. D. N. I. O. S. R. (Contributor), Estonia: Saar Poll, L. (Contributor), Finland: TNS Gallup Oy, E. (Contributor), Issy-Les-Moulineaux, F. I. D. S. L. (. S. L. ). (Contributor), International, R. (Contributor), Georgia: GORBI Gallup International, T. (Contributor), Germany: INFAS, B. (Contributor), BIK MARPLAN Intermedia GmbH, O. A. M. (Contributor), Great Britain: Quality Fieldwork & Research Services, B. (Contributor), Greece: Department Of Psychology, S. O. P. (Contributor), Metron Analysis S.A., A. (Contributor), Hungary: Szonda-Ipsos Média-, V. P. I. (Contributor), Forsense Piackutató és Stratégiai Tanácsadó Kft, B. (Contributor), Iceland, I. T. I. O. S. R. A. T. U. O. (Contributor), The Social Science Research Institute, R. (Contributor), Ireland: The Survey Unit, T. E. A. S. R. I. (Contributor), TNS Mrbi, D. (Contributor), Northern Ireland: Research And Evalutation Services, B. (Contributor), Italy: Centro Ricerche Sociali Di Moncomo G. E C. SaS, M. (Contributor), Kosovo: Strategic Marketing D.O.O., P. (Contributor), Centre, L. L. S. R. (Contributor), Latvian Facts, R. (Contributor), Lithuania: Baltic Surveys – Market And Public Opinion Research Company Ltd, V. (Contributor), Research, L. I. M. (Contributor), Differdange, C. (Contributor), International, M. M. (Contributor), Republic Of Macedonia: Ss Cyril And Methodius University Of Skopje, F. O. P. (Contributor), Republic Of Moldova: Institute Of Marketing And Polls IMAS-INC Chisinau, C. (Contributor), Republic Of Montenegro: Strategic Research, P. (Contributor), The Netherlands: Survey Data, T. (Contributor), Amsterdam, T. N. (Contributor), Norway: Statistics Norway, O. (Contributor), Centre, P. C. O. R. (Contributor), Pentor Research International S.A., W. (Contributor), Portugal: TNS Euroteste-Marketing E Opinião, L. (Contributor), Romania: The Research Institute For The Quality Of Life, R. A. O. S. (Contributor), Russia: ROMIR, M. (Contributor), Bashkirova And Partners, M. (Contributor), Serbia: Strategic Marketing D.O.O., B. (Contributor), Slovak Republic: TNS SK. S.R.O., B. (Contributor), Agentúra MVK, B. P. O. A. M. C. R. C. (Contributor), Spain: Data SA, M. (Contributor), Metroscopia, M. (Contributor), Sweden: ARS-Research AB, S. (Contributor), Statistics Sweden (SCB), Ö. (Contributor), Switzerland: M.I.S. Trend S.A., L. (Contributor), Turkey: SAM Arastirma, D. V. T. H. A. S. A. B. A. V. H. I. L. S. (Contributor), Bogazici University, I. (Contributor), Arastirma, B. (Contributor), Research, U. S. M. C. A. U. I. F. S. (Contributor), Kiev International Institute Of Sociology, K. (Contributor), USA: The Gallup Organization, P. (Contributor), InterRating CoLtd, Y. (Contributor), Institut Für Empirische Sozialforschung (IFES) GmbH, V. (Contributor), Sorgu, B. (Contributor), Centre For Sociological And Political Research, B. S. U. (Contributor), Custom Concept D.O.O., S. (Contributor), Alpha Research LTD, S. (Contributor), Catholic University Of Croatia, Z. (Contributor), STEM/MARK, A. S. (Contributor), Statistics Denmark-Survey, C. (Contributor), AS Emor, T. (Contributor), Taloustutkimus Oy, L. 9. (Contributor), Paris, K. P. N. S. (Contributor), GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), T. (Contributor), Kantar Deutschland GmbH, K. P. (Contributor), NatCen Social Research, L. (Contributor), Forsense, B. (Contributor), Social Science Research Institute, S. (Contributor), Doxa Spa, M. (Contributor), Socioloģisko Pētījumu Institūts, R. (Contributor), Baltic Surveys, V. (Contributor), DeFacto Consultancy, P. (Contributor), I&O Research B.V., E. (Contributor), Faculty Of Philosophy, S. (Contributor), Statistics Norway, O. (Contributor), Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej (Public Opinion Research Centre), W. (Contributor), IRES: Institutul Roman Pentru Evaluare Si Strategie, R. (Contributor), CESSI (Institute For Comparative Social Research), M. (Contributor), Nina Media, N. S. (Contributor), Kantar TNS, B. (Contributor), University Of Ljubljana, F. O. S. S. (Contributor), MyWord Research SL, M. (Contributor), IPSOS Observer Sweden AB, H. (Contributor), M.I.S, T. S. A. (Contributor), Lausanne, S. A. C. F. E. I. T. S. S. F. C. U. O. L. (Contributor), GfK-Metris, L. (Contributor) & Social Monitoring Center, K. (Contributor), GESIS, 14 Dec 2022