Nijmegen, Netherlands

Multi-Method Research: Techniques and Applications

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

This course is designed to assist researchers in combining two or more different methodological approaches in empirical projects—so-called multi-method research (MMR)—in order to strengthen the validity of their conclusions and demonstrate generalizability of their findings.

Course leader

Erin K. Jenne
Professor of International Relations
Central European University

Target group

- Master
- PhD
- Post-doc
- Professional

This PhD level course is open to all researchers aiming at bringing their research to the next level. The course will be especially useful for PhD students who are working on their theses, postdoctoral fellows who are transforming their theses into a monograph or series of articles and assistant professors who wish to use more than one method in their published work, but are uncertain about how to proceed. Particular attention will be paid to the extent to which methods from diverging epistemologies can be combined, and if so how.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Use the principles of MMR to select the appropriate mix of methodological approaches to address your central research question from more than one theoretical or empirical angle.
- Develop a written rationale for selecting and mixing these methods in your research based on the aims of your research, scope of the theory, the number of cases, the characteristics of the data and domain(s) of observation.
- Make a detailed plan for executing your own MMR research project, including the logic for blending your chosen methodological (and epistemological) approaches in a single project. The plan will lay out the techniques you will use to integrate different research strands without violating the assumptions undergirding any of the methods.

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.

Scholarships

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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