Nijmegen, Netherlands

Process Tracing Methods in Practice

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).

A hands-on course in how to use process tracing in practice. Drawing on published examples and your own project, the course will bring your process tracing skills to the next level.

Course leader

Derek Beach
Department of Political Science
University of Aarhus

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 are interested in using process tracing designs in their own research, and have some experience in applying the method.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

-Employ process tracing designs in your own research.
-Develop better causal process theories.
-Engage in systematic evidence evaluation of how processes work in actual cases.
-Select appropriate cases and design a generalization strategy.

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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