Harald Schomburg was educated as a social scientist at the University Goettingen in Germany. Since more than 30 years he worked as a researcher and published more than 200 articles, book contributions and books. He has worked mainly in areas of higher education and employment, survey methods and quantitative data analysis at the University of Kassel in the International Center of Higher Education Research.
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For more than three decades, he is active in consultancy and conducting training programmes for scholars and administrators wishing to undertake graduate surveys as a feedback for their own institution. He conducted graduate tracer study trainings/workshops in Brasil, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Macedonia, Namibia, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Graduate Tracer Studies Handbooks
Based on his experiences with this trainings as well as a project leader in many research projects related to higher education and employment he wrote several handbooks on the methodology of tracer studies.
Schomburg, Harald: Carrying out tracer studies. In: ETF/CEDEFOP/ILO (eds.): Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs. Volume 6. Torino: ETF. [www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/2218_en.pdf]
Schomburg, Harald: Manual para Estudios de Seguimiento de Graduados Universitarios. Kassel: Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs- und Hochschulforschung, Universität Kassel, 2004 (mimeo).
Schomburg, Harald: Handbook for Graduate Tracer Studies. Kassel: University of Kassel, Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work, 2003 (mimeo).
Schomburg, Harald: Standard Instrument for Graduate and Employer Surveys. Kassel und Eschborn: Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs- und Hochschulforschung, Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel und Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH 1995.
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Download the tracer study handbook published 2003
Download the tracer study handbook published 2004 in Spanish language