2nd Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM) - June 19-30, 2023 (in-person) + June 12-16 (online), hosted by Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands (MethodsNET Flagship Event)

38 specialized PhD-level main courses, in-person (week 1: June 19-23; week 2: June 26-30) covering the full span of methods from big data to statistical to comparative/case-based to interpretive/qualitative, plus some foundational courses; these are preceded by two pre-week 1 online software courses (June 12-16). The registration fee also includes access to an all-day educational program, with leading experts teaching 5 free short courses on philosophy of science, research approaches and designs, math refresher, data visualization and the handling of missing data. The package also includes a lively 'Methods Café' to cross perspectives, and free lunches :-). Join us at our flagship event organized in collaboration with the Radboud Summer School and the Nijmegen School of Management! All info on the event website

Look at our 2023 3SRM course offer below -- the broadest and most pluralistic offer worldwide, with multiple useful week 1 - week 2 sequences. 

Discover the Summer School flyer and the bird's eye view programme, enabling you to identify useful week 1 - week 2 sequences (there are many!). And watch the video on our YouTube channel explaining in short the whole logic of the programme, training package and pedagogy.

Registrations are now closed. 

Pre-Week 1 Online Software Courses (June 12-16)

Foundational Courses

Interpretive/Qualitative Approaches

Case-based & Comparative Approaches

Statistical Approaches

Big Data Courses

More MethodsNET events coming soon!

Upcoming MethodsNET-endorsed events (encouraging excellence, pluralism & not-for-profit)

Besides organizing or co-organizing its own events, MethodsNET is keen on encouraging excellence in methods training, by endorsing other events that meet three core criteria in line with our guiding principles: (1) providing excellence in training; (2) embracing methodological pluralism; and (3) following a not-for-profit logic and making training accessible at an affordable cost.

Summer Institute in Innovative Methodologies at McGill University  (Montréal, July 10-26, 2023)

This event comprises 4 courses (3 in-person, 1 online). It provides a unique opportunity for researchers, clinician scientists, and trainees to hone their research methodology skills. Students are mentored by methods researchers through lectures, workshops, and peer-to-peer teaching. Students will develop their abilities to design, conduct, and critically evaluate research.

The 27th edition of the Summer School organized by the Institute of Communication and Public Policy, Università della Svizzera italiana in close cooperation with FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, is the first endorsed partner event of MethodsNET. As in previous years, it offers around twenty full-time workshops in two weekly sessions (in mid-August), ranging from Conducting a Grounded Theory Study to Designing and Conducting Social-scientific Experiments and Web Scraping and Data Mining with R.

Participants are PhD students, junior and senior researchers and practitioners from all over the world, working in a wide range of scientific disciplines: Psychology, Educational, Business Studies, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Health Sciences, and many others.

All workshops are oriented towards practical applications and spend roughly half of the allocated ∼35 hours of tuition on applied work and exercises. There is ample time to discuss and try to solve problems related to the individual work and research projects with instructors and fellow participants. Whenever possible, participants are strongly encouraged to work on their own data and research problems to get the most out of the Summer School experience.

The Summer School instructors are renowned specialists and experienced and enthusiastic teachers in their respective fields, and they will organise their courses in order to optimise opportunities for practical help and advice during the workshops.

See Full program and registration (open until July 14).

3rd Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (Komex) (Konstanz, February 22 - March 1, 2024)

Stay tuned for more information in October and visit the Komex pages! 

More coming soon!

If you want your event to be endorsed by MethodsNET: please send a short event description and a bit of background documentation about these three criteria to:

(See some of our past events) ! 

MethodsNET events: what we offer

We are organizing, jointly organizing or endorsing methods excellence training events.

Excellence and innovation in methodology and pedagogy: training is provided by outstanding methods experts who are also excellent pedagogues, the pedagogical formula enables small-group interaction and individual advice/tutoring, and courses are systematically evaluated by participants. We encourage the development of emerging methods and the consolidation of more established methods. We believe that methodological innovation contributes to the further consolidation of social scientific disciplines and to their contribution to addressing real-world issues.

Access, inclusiveness, and non-profit logic: our events embody the principles of methodological pluralism, debates and innovation, via a broad course offer (including emerging methods and ‘niche’ topics) and diverse opportunities to engage in cross-methods debates and to learn/think about attached epistemological issues. We strive to provide access to participants from locations/institutions with less financial resources. The business model is aiming at breaking even after all the costs have been covered. Profit, if any, is re-invested in a way that contributes to meeting our principles via the next events.

Methodological pluralism and inclusiveness: each one of the diverse social scientific methods and techniques, along with its epistemology, has its own added value and contribution for scholarly work. We encourage and  foster debates and cross-fertilizations between different methodologies across social scientific disciplines.