Advisory Board

Advisory Board members 

The Advisory Board gathers a diverse set of social science methods experts. They play a key role in advising MethodsNET on strategic matters.


Max Manfred Bergman, Chair of Social Research and Methodology, University of Basel, Switzerland. Core methods expertise: mixed methods research and designs

Dirk Berg-Schlosser, professor (em.) in comparative politics, Philipps University Marburg, Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, QCA, comparative research designs, mixed methods, epistemological foundations of the social sciences

H. Russell Bernard, Professor Emeritus of anthropology, University of Florida, and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, Arizona State University, USA. Core methods expertise: research methods in anthropology, social research methods, research design, social network analysis

Bruno Castanho Silva, post-doctoral researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, University of Cologne, Germany. Core methods expertise: causal inference, text analysis, structural equation modeling, machine learning

Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po Paris, France  [bio will be uploaded soon]

Marina Costa Lobo, Principal Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Core methods expertise: research design, comparative research designs, survey design and analysis

Alessia Damonte, Associate Professor in Political Science, Università degli Studi di Milano (laStatale), Italy. Core method expertise: causal inference models, explanatory Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Silvia Fierascu, Lecturer in Communication Science and Applied Network Science, West University of Timisoara, Romania. Core methods expertise: social network analysis, organizational network analysis, mixed methods, quantitative analysis

Uwe Flick, Professor of Qualitative Social and Educational Research, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Core methods expertise: qualitative research, interview research, triangulation, mixed methods, qualitative research design, quality criteria of qualitative research

Guillaume Fontaine, Senior Researcher in Public Policy, FLACSO, Ecuador. Core methods expertise: comparative policy analysis, congruence analysis, process tracing, QCA

John Gerring, Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Core methods expertise: case study design, research design more generally

Gary Goertz, Professor, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,  University of Notre Dame. Core methods expertise: social science concepts, multimethod research, comparative case-based research, integration of qualitative and quantitative methodologies

Tim Hallett, full professor in sociology and director of the Karl Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Indiana University (Bloomington), USA. Core methods expertise: ethnography, interviewing, qualitative textual analysis

Airo Hino, Professor in Political Science, Waseda University, Japan. Core methods expertise: comparative research methodology, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), survey research, Content/Text Analysis

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Professor of International Studies, School of International Service, American University, USA. Core methodological expertise: philosophy of science, pragmatism, relational discourse analysis 

Alenka Jelen, Senior Lecturer in public relations, University of Stirling, Scotland. Core methods expertise: expert interviewing, qualitative interviewing

Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute of Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, USA. Core methods expertise: innovations in statistical theory and applications, ecological inference methods, data sharing, automated text analysis, rare events, missing data, measurement error, causal inference, statistical results interpretation, forecasting, quantitative methodology

Bernhard Kittel, Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria. Core methods expertise: laboratory experiments, panel surveys, macro-comparative research. Academic Convenor of the ECPR Methods School 2006-2015

Bojana Lobe, Associate Professor in Social Science Methodology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Core methods expertise: online qualitative methods, mixed methods research, comparative methods, focus groups, digital technologies and data collection

Marco Marzano, Full Professor of Sociology of Organizations, University of Bergamo, Italy, Core methods expertise: qualitative methods, ethnography, covert research, research ethics

Navdeep Mathur, Associate Professor in Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. Core methods expertise: interpretive policy analysis, critical policy studies, decolonizing and decentering in social science

Luke O'Sullivan, Associate Professor in Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Core methods expertise: historical methods, editorial methods, philosophy of humanities and social sciences, categorial epistemology

Marie Østergaard Møller, Associate professor in political science, Aalborg University, Denmark. Core methods expertise: interpretive methods, vignette methods, systematic qualitative data analysis, interview methods

Cheryl Poth, Full Professor of Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada. Core methods expertise: mixed methods, qualitative measurement, program evaluation, case study

Paulo Ravecca, Department of Political Science, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Core methods expertise: interpretive methods, critical and political theory, narrative approaches, epistemology of the social sciences

Ingo Rohlfing, Professor for Methods in Comparative Political Research, Universität zu Köln. Core methods expertise: case studies, causal inference, mixed-methods research/multi-method research, process tracing, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Carsten Q. Schneider, Full professor in political science, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), set-theoretic methods, comparative research designs

Alina V. Vladimirova, Researcher in Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Core methods expertise: network analysis, research data management, multi-method research