Nijmegen, Netherlands

Introduction to Process Tracing

when 20 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 575

This course is offered as part of the Radboud Summer School in Social Research Methods, in collaboration with MethodsNET (a global network that offers excellent training in social research methods).

Process Tracing uncovers the causal mechanism that underlies an association. This course offers a thorough but hands-on introduction to PT applying theoretical insights to participants’ own projects.

Course leader

Hilde van Meegdenburg
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Institute of Political Science
Leiden University

Target group


This PhD level course is open to all researchers aiming at bringing their research to the next level. It is particularly designed for those interested in qualitative case studies and in studying the causal mechanisms that underlay an association.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

-Explain the strengths and weakness of PT to a peer
-Apply PT to your own research project(s)
-Justify your selection of PT as the (an) appropriate method for your research project
-Theoretically explain what kind of conclusions you can draw on the basis of your study

Credits info

2 EC
2 ECTS credits, with the possibility of an extra 1-3 ECTS credits depending on additional course work and assignments handed in during or after the summer school (for a possible total of up to 5 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 575: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 518 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 489 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 431 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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