Nijmegen, Netherlands

Longitudinal Data Collection with the Diary Research App: DearScholar

when 27 June 2022 - 1 July 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).

The course introduces longitudinal data collection with the innovative, open-source DearScholar diary app. After the course you will have the knowledge and tools to run diary research studies and answer new research questions.

Course leader

Peter Kruyen
Assistant Professor
Public Administration
Radboud 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 who want to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools to run diary research studies to answer exciting new research questions.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

-Reflect on the advantages and challenges of diary research studies
-Conduct both quantitative and qualitative diary research studies
-Analyse quantitative and qualitative longitudinal data in R and Atlas.ti
-Use DearScholar to conduct diary research studies

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%)