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

MethodsNET events: what we offer

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.

(See some of our past events here) !

Upcoming MethodsNET training events

Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM) - June 20-July 1, 2022, hosted by Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands (MethodsNET Flagship Event, In-person)

Bring your research to the next level at the Summer School in Social Research Methods. Unique venue, and besides world-class methods courses taught by top pedagogues, with small-group interaction and individual tutoring, you get even more. 32 world-class PhD-level interactive courses spanning the full range of social scientific methods plus a rich cross-cutting afternoon academic program, Methods Cafes, and a variety of social events. Lunch is included with the registration. Event in collaboration with Nijmegen School of Management and Radboud Summer School. Click Here for Our Flyer. -- Information and Registration Here.

More coming soon!

Upcoming MethodsNET endorsed events (encouraging excellence, pluralism and 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 - June-July, 2022, hosted by McGill University in Montréal, Canada (Online).

Registration for the annual methods-oriented McGill Summer Institute is open! You can register for 1 or more of the courses offered via the registration portal, here.

This year’s courses are:

Mixed Methods in Health Research (June 20-July 8)

Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Basic Science Research (July 4-20)

Introduction to Qualitative Research (July 11-22)

Introduction to Realist Research & Review (July 11-29)

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) !