Lugano, Switzerland

Mixed Methods

when 14 August 2023 - 18 August 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 700

This introductory course will teach participants when, how, and why to integrate a qualitative and a quantitative research component within one research design. The first part will cover research design issues, theoretical assumptions, and justifications for mixed methods. The second and third parts will deal with qualitative and quantitative perspectives in a mixed methods research design, respectively. The fourth part will explore practical problems and solutions to mixed methods research, including newer developments associated with complex mixed methods designs, integration, joint displays, and publication strategies for mixed methods projects. Throughout the week, exercises on how to collect and analyse data for mixed methods research will accompany the lectures. The participants are invited to work on their own projects during the course. A reader will be provided.

Course leader

Max Bergman is a Chair of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Target group

graduate students, doctoral researchers, early career researchers


Familiarity with the basics of either qualitative or quantitative methods.

Credits info

The Summer School cannot grant credits. We only deliver a Certificate of Participation, i.e. we certify your attendance.

If you consider using Summer School workshops to obtain credits (ECTS), you will have to investigate at your home institution (contact the person/institute responsible for your degree) to find out whether they recognise the Summer School, how many credits can be earned from a workshop/course with roughly 35 hours of teaching, no graded work, and no exams.

Make sure to investigate this matter before registering if this is important to you.

Fee info

CHF 700: Reduced fee: 700 Swiss Francs per weekly workshop for students (requires proof of student status).
CHF 1100: Normal fee: 1100 Swiss Francs per weekly workshop for all others.