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Date(s) - 01/10/2022




Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Date(s): 17-21 October 2022 and 7-11 November 2022

Week-long PhD level courses in interpretive research, process-tracing methods, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), ethnographic methods, qualitative interviewing and structural equation modelling (SEM) will be offered at this year’s Fall Methods Workshops, hosted by the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University and organised by MethodsNET.

The Fall Methods Workshops week-long courses combine discussions of cutting-edge developments within a particular method with detailed feedback and discussion of the methodological aspects of your own research project and those of other participants. Participation in a workshop will bring you to the next level in your understanding of how to use a method in practice in relation to your research question. The courses are aimed at PhD scholars and junior researchers (post-doc or above) whose research is at a more advanced stage. Class sizes are kept small in the workshops.

In addition to the workshops themselves, there will be several cross-cutting lunch sessions for all participants in which key methods and design issues are debated across different methodological approaches (variance-based, case-based and interpretive). The goal of the cross-cutting sessions are to enable participants to better understand research findings from different traditions, and to communicate findings to scholars working in other traditions. The topics include: foundational assumptions (ontological and epistemological) across different approaches, making inferences, and whether and how generalizations can be made.


October 17-21 2022

  • Doing interpretive research workshop – Fred Schaffer
  • Process Tracing Methods – Derek Beach
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) – Carsten Schneider

November 7 – 11 2022

  • Ethnographic Methods – Cai Wilkinson
  • Qualitative Interviewing – Lea Sgier
  • Structural Equation Modelling – Levi Littvay

For more information, and how to register, please see:

Closing Date for Registration: Saturday 1 October 2022