Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (Komex) - February 2024 (In collaboration with MethodsNET)

We are delighted to unveil the registration for the Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (Komex), presented by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with us (MethodsNET). This event is a unique opportunity for individuals seeking high-quality, pluralistic PhD-level methods training. Komex stands out for its commitment to excellence, inclusiveness, and sustainability, providing participants with state-of-the-art pedagogical principles and tools in a not-for-profit and highly affordable setting. Komex pride itself on maintaining an excellent ecological footprint, ensuring a responsible and impactful event. You can explore the diverse range of courses and secure your spot by register here, and stay updated on all things Komex by following them on X @komex_methods or on BlueSky

The hybrid format combines in-person and online options, covering a spectrum of quantitative and qualitative methods at budget-friendly rates:

Join the MethodsNET Launch Events as a Co-Chair!
October 30-November 2, 2024 

We're thrilled to invite you to be a part of the Methods Excellence Network's grand launch events from October 30 to November 2, 2024, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. As we scale up into a global membership-based association, we're on the lookout for enthusiastic co-Chairs to lead three incredible events:

The Co-Chairs will play a pivotal role in refining event concepts, schedules, and programs, drafting comprehensive event descriptions and calls for contributions, contributing insights to the event budget, participating in the selection process for proposals and participants, attending the entirety of the events, and engaging in post-event debrief sessions with the MethodsNET Executive Board. In return, MethodsNET offers full back-office support, including admin/IT assistance, ongoing support from the Executive Board, and coverage of travel, accommodation, and catering expenses. To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to, cc’ing Applications should include the preferred event, name, position, bio, motivation, event ideas, and additional remarks. For more information and any inquiries, please reach out to, MethodsNET acting Chair.

Both individual and duo applications are accepted, with a strong emphasis on diversity in the selection process. We welcome applications from the 'Global South.' The application deadline for the role of Co-Chair is December 3, 2023.

If you are interested, please consult the full Call for 3x2 co-Chairs for the MethodsNET launch events, 30 October – 2 November 2024 below

Call for launch event co-Chairs.pdf

3rd Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM) - June 17-28, 2024 (in-person) + June 10-14 (online), hosted by Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands (MethodsNET Flagship Event)

Stay tuned for more info

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.

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.