Other founding members

Other founding members

The other founding members constitute a global and diverse set of social science methods experts. They collaborate, alongside the Academic Coordinators and the Advisory Board members, in advancing MethodsNET’s mission. Some of them are also more directly engaged in MethodsNET activities, e.g. as instructors.

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Robert Adcock, Senior Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University, Wahsington DC, USA. Core methods expertise: historical methods, interpretive methodology, philosophy of science

Priscilla Álamos-Concha, Senior researcher in IB and management, NSM, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: comparative case study research designs, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Process-Tracing, Comparative Historical Analysis (CHA), Building concepts in social sciences

Ivan Bakalov, Adjunct lecturer in international relations, University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria. Core methods expertise: process tracing, case-study research

Pablo Barberá, Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California, USA. Core methods expertise: social media data, quantitative text analysis, social network analysis

Giulia Bazzan, Postdoctoral researcher in public policy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Emma Bell, Full professor in organization studies, The Open University, UK. Core methods expertise: visual methods, research ethics, empowering methodologies

Philippe Blanchard, Associate professor in politics, University of Warwick, UK. Core methods expertise: sequence analysis, multivariate data analysis, content analysis, epistemology and history of social science methods

Constantin Manuel Bosancianu, Research Fellow, "Institutions and Political Inequality" research area, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany. Core methods expertise: political behavior, income inequality, comparative methods, multilevel models, Bayesian analysis.

Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Distinguished University Professor in American Politics and Political Methodology, The Ohio State University, USA. Core methods expertise: Event History, network analysis, time series

Bastiaan Bruinsma, Research Fellow, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Core methods expertise: quantitative text analysis, multiple correspondence analysis (MCA), comparative methods

Rasmus Brun Pedersen, Associate professor in International Relations, Aarhus University, Denmark. Core methods expertise: qualitative methods, qualitative research designs, process Tracing

Marta B. Calás, Full professor in Organization Studies and International Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA. Core methods expertise: post-qualitative research and methodologies, feminist methodologies, multi-sited ethnography

Bart Cambré, Professor and Chair on Business Research Methods at Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Core methods expertise: research design, configurational methods, evaluation methods

Michael Dorsch, Associate Professor, Political Economics, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: regression analysis, instrumental variable analysis

Yannick Dufresne, Associate professor in political science, Université Laval, Canada. Core methods expertise: research design, public opinion data analysis, measurement, textual analysis

Rob Eisinga, Full professor in quantitative research methods, Radboud University, The Netherlands, Core methods expertise: cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs, exact inferences, rank data

Theofanis Exadaktylos, Reader in European Politics, University of Surrey, UK. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, experiments, process tracing, interviews, content / text analysis, survey design

Brian Fabo, Senior Economist, National Bank of Slovakia and Lecturer in Economics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Core methods expertise: microeconometrics, web scraping, text mining, big data

Zoltán Fazekas, Associate Professor of Business and Politics, with focus on quantitative methods, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Core methods expertise: hierarchical modeling, quantitative text analysis.

Daniel Fernandes, PhD Researcher in Political Science, European University Institute, Italy. Core methods expertise: linear regression, panel analysis, multilevel modelling

Peer C. Fiss, Jill and Frank Fertitta Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Management & Organization, and Sociology, University of Southern California, USA. Core methods expertise: Set-Analytics, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), comparative methods, quantitative methods

Bernhard Forchtner, Associate Professor in Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester, UK. Core methods expertise: critical discourse analysis, narrative analysis

Francisco Freitas, researcher and data analyst, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Core methods expertise: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, geoinformation, data collection, processing, and management

Michael Gebel, Full professor in Methods of Empirical Social Research, University of Bamberg, Germany. Core methods expertise: causal inference, multilevel anlysis, panel data analysis

Lasse Gerrits, Professor in urban planning, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Core methods expertise: qualitative methods, qualitative comparative analysis, case studies, social network analysis

Theresa Gessler, Postdoctoral researcher in political science, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Core Methods expertise: Quantitative Text Analysis, webscraping, data collection methods, natural language processing

Payam Ghalehdar, Research Fellow in International Security, Hertie School, Germany, Core methods expertise: within-case analysis, case studies, process tracing

Felipe Gonzales Santos, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, City University of London, United Kingdom. Core methods expertise: multimethod research, interviewing, ethnographic research

Martin Haselmayer, Postdoctoral researcher, Emmy Noether Research Group Varieties of Egalitarianism, University of Konstanz, Germany. Core methods expertise: text analysis, crowdsourcing, systematic reviews

Benjamin Herborth, Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of International Politics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: interpretive approaches, philosophy of the social sciences, critical theory, reconstructive approaches, linguistic turn

Kerstin Hoenig, Head of the Research Infrastructures Department, German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning, Germany. Core methods expertise: survey methodology, questionnaire design and cognitive pretesting, panel pata analysis, categorical data analysis

Tobias Hofmann, Professor of International Relations and European Integration, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Free University of Berlin, Germany. Core methods expertise: quantitative research methods, applied data analysis, mixed-methods research design

Bareerah Hafeez Hoorani, Assistant Professor of Qualitative Empirical Methods, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: qualitative research, case study research

Alexander Horn, Head of Emmy Noether Research Group Varieties of Egalitarianism, University of Konstanz, Germany. Core methods expertise: crowd-sourcing, crowd-coding, text analysis

Daniel Horn, Senior research fellow in education economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary. Core methods expertise: program evaluation, laboratory experiments, cross-sectional econometrics

Erin K. Jenne, Full professor in international relations, Central European University, Vienna, Austria. Core methods expertise: mixed/multi-method research, qualitative longitudinal research designs

Burke Johnson, Full professor in research methodology, University of South Alabama, USA. Core methods expertise: mixed methods research, multimethod research, causation, grounded theory, philosophy of social science

Sebastian Jungkunz, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Duisburg-Essen & University of Bamberg, Germany. Core methods expertise: structural equation modeling, multilevel analysis, comparative methods, questionnaire design, survey experiments

André Kaiser, Full Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Cologne, Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, comparative research designs

Eszter Katona, Assistant lecturer in social sciences, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary. Core methods expertise: computational social science, data visualization, natural language processing

Taehee Kim, Post-doc research associate at the Institute for Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany. Core methods expertise: computational social science (Python, Java, R)

Julia Koltai, research fellow in computational social science and assistant professor in sociology, Centre for Social Sciences and Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary. Core methods expertise: quantitative methodology, survey statistics, regression based modelling, social network analysis, computational social science

Michal Kotnarowski, Assistant professor in sociology and political science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. Core methods expertise: multiple regression analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear models, R for social science scholars

Daniel Kovarek, PhD candidate in Comparative Politics, Central European University, Austria. Core methods expertise: experimental design, survey research, multilevel modeling, webscraping

Marcus Kreuzer, Professor, Political Science, Villanova University, USA. Core methods expertise: Comparative Historical Analysis, process tracing, historical explanations, comparisons, conceptualization.

Sylvia Kritzinger, Full professor for Methods in the Social Science, University of Vienna Austria. Core methods expertise: survey Methodology, quantitative methods, research designs

Samo Kropivnik, Associate Professor in Social Sciences Research Methodology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Core methods expertise: research design (quantitative, qualitative and mixed), exploratory approaches, descriptive approaches, multivariate clustering methods

Peter Kruyen, Assistant professor in public administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: psychometrics, diary research, survey research, quantitive text analysis, app development

Michal Krzyzanowski, Full Professor and Chair in Media and Communication Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. Core methods expertise: critical discourse analysis, discourse-conceptual analysis, discourse-ethnographic analysis, focus groups and interviews, qualitative and comparative research designs

David Kuehn, Senior Research Fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, case Studies, multi-method research

Johanna Kuenzler, research and teaching assistant of public policy and administration, University of Bern, Switzerland. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), research design, qualitative methods (content analysis, interviews)

Lisa Lechner, Assistant Professor for Methodology in Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria [bio will be uploaded soon]

Alex Lehr, Assistant professor of Empirical Political Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: (multilevel) regression analysis, survey design, experiments, (comparative) micro-level data analysis

Philip Leifeld, Full Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, University of Essex, UK. Core methods expertise: network analysis, complex social systems, Maximum Likelihood, research design

Andrew Xiang Li, Assistant professor of international relations and international political economy, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: quantitative and experimental methods, panel data analysis, causal inference, causal mediation analysis

Matt W. Loftis, Associate Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. Core methods expertise: applied statistical methods, automated data collection, applied machine learning

Peter Lugtig, associate professor in survey methodology, Utrecht University, and senior researcher at Statistics Netherlands. Core methods expertise: new data collection methods (mostly via mobile phones) to complement or replace traditional survey data

Oana Lup, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS), Romania. Core methods expertise: quantitative research design, quantitative data analysis

Kristin Makszin, Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Leiden University College The Hague, Netherlands. Core methods expertise: comparative research designs, case studies, qualitative content analysis, quantitative text analysis, policy evaluation

Akos Mate, Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence), Budapest, Hungary. Core methods expertise: data visualization, Quantitative Text Analysis, Natural Language Processing (NLP), panel data analysis

Akitaka Matsuo, Postdotoral Research Fellow, University of Essex, UK. Core methods expertise: natural language processing, scaling methods, machine learning

Robert Mattes, Professor in Political Science, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. Core methods expertise: survey research, public opinion, Afrobarometer

Sabrina Jasmin Mayer, Political Scientist, Head of Data and Methods at German Center of Integration and Migration Research, Berlin, Germany. Core methods expertise: survey research, survey experiments, measurement development

Jochen Mayerl [bio will be updated soon]

Juraj Medzihorsky, Assistant Professor in social data science, Durham University, UK. Core methods expertise: Bayesian statistics, quantitative text analysis, data science

Ameni Mehrez, graduate student in comparative politics at Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods of expertise: public opinion surveys, introduction to inferential statistics, applied statistics with R, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, quantitative text analysis

Patrick A. Mello, Privatdozent, Technical University of Munich and Research Associate, Chair of European and Global Governance, Hochschule für Politik München, Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), research design

Alexandru D. Moise, part-time Assistant Professor, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Italy. Core methods expertise: quantitative methods, Bayesian statistics, causal inference, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), comparative research designs

Martin Mölder, researcher in comparative politics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Core methods expertise: quantitative methods, quantitative text analysis

Andres Moles, Associate Professor in Political Theory, CEU, Austria. Core methods expertise: political philosophy, normative analysis

Mario Munta, Assistant professor in public policy, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Core methods expertise: qualitative data analysis, NVivo, qualitative content analysis, process tracing

Roula Nezi, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Surrey, and Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy, UK. Core methods expertise: quantitative analysis, Bayesian analysis, experiments, Latent Class analysis, multilevel modelling, questionnaire design, expert interviews, Age-Period-Cohort analysis

Ioana-Elena (Nena) Oana, Research Fellow, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Set-Theoretic Methods, R, Quantitative Text Analysis

Sofia Pagliarin, Post-doc researcher in smart cities and sustainable communities, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Core methods expertise: qualitative methods, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), comparative research designs.

Marie-Hélène Paré [bio will be updated soon]

Vello Pettai, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, conceptualization, area-studies

David Pupovac, Data Analytics Manager, ICRC, (formerly Assistant Professor, Lazarski University, Poland). Core methods expertise: time series analysis, panel data analysis, machine learning, text analysis

Charles Ragin, Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, United States. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), fuzzy sets, set-analytic methods

Min Reuchamps, professor of political science, University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium. Core methods expertise: participatory methods, deliberative designs and processes, interviews, elites and stakeholders surveys

Leonce Röth, Senior Researcher in comparative politics, University of Cologne, Germany. Core method expertise: comparative methods, mixed-methods research design, structural equation modelling, pathway analysis

Tamas Rudas, Professor of Statistics and Head, Doctoral School of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Core methods expertise: survey methodology, multivariate analysis, categorical data, causality, mathematical statistics

Luana Russo, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Core methods expertise: quantitative methods, comparative methods, aggregate and individual data, comparative research design

Kim Sass Mikkelsen, associate professor of politics and public administration, Roskilde University, Denmark. Core methods expertise: Surveys, experimental methods, concepts and measurement, structural equation modeling, process tracing

Thomas Sattler, Professor of International Relations at the University of Geneva, Switzerland [bio will be uploaded soon]

Frederic Charles Schaffer, Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Core methods expertise: concepts, interviewing, comparison, interpretivist methodology

Rutger Schilpzand, Junior Lecturer and Researcher in International Economics, Radboud University (Nijmegen), the Netherlands. Core methods expertise: general quantitative methods, including panel data, endogeneity, multilevel analyses

Bernd Schlipphak, Associate professor in research methods, University of Muenster (WWU Münster), Germany. Core methods expertise: Survey design, survey analysis, experimental design.

Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Professor Emerita, University of Utah, USA, with substantive fields of Gender and Politics (American politics) and Public Administration. Core methods expertise: interpretive methods and methodology, research design

Miklós Sebők, Research professor in political science and political economy, Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. Core methods expertise: quantitative text analysis, machine learning

Lea Sgier, Senior lecturer in qualitative methodology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Core methods expertise: interpretive methods, qualitative Interviewing, qualitative data analysis, discourse Analysis, research ethics

Kirill Shamiev, PhD candidate in Public Policy, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: statistics, quasi-experimental design, process tracing

Niels Spierings, Associate professor in sociology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: applied regression analysis, mixed methods, quantitative intersectional analysis, multilevel analysis

Nemanja Stankov, Teaching assistant in Comparative politics, University of Montenegro, Montenegro. Core methods expertise: survey methodology, experimental political science, multilevel regression analysis, structural equation modelling

Janez Stare, Full professor of biostatistics and medical informatics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Core methods expertise: Survival Analysis, goodness of fit of regression models, generalization of explained variation

Johannes Starkbaum, researcher in Sociology of Technology, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Austria. Core methods expertise: Comparative Content Analysis, Grounded Theory, Computer Assisted Analysis, Participatory Action Research

Alberto Stefanelli, FWO PhD Fellow, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. Core methods expertise: experimental design, matching and standardisation techniques, structural equation modelling, finite mixture models

Erzsebet Strausz, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: cultural analysis, discourse analysis, narrative research methods, creative research practice, performative research

Martyna Daria Swiatczak, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Coincidence Analysis project at the department of philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway. Core methods expertise: Configurational Comparative Methods (CCMs), Coincidence Analysis (CNA), Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Eva Thomann, Full professor of Public Administration, Political Science, University of Konstanz, Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative case study design, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), set-theoretic methodology

Kathrin Thomas, Lecturer in Politics, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Core methods expertise: survey methodology including design, management and analysis

Paul Thurner, Full professor in Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany. Core methods expertise: discrete choice analysis, network analysis, panel data analysis, causal designs

William M. van der Veld, Senior Methodologist at the Behavourial Science Institute, Radboud University, the Netherlands. Core methods expertise: Structural Equation Modeling, survey methodology, questionnaire design, quantitative comparative methods, (experimental) research designs

Virginie Van Ingelgom, UCLouvain, Belgium [bio will be uploaded soon]

Hilde van Meegdenburg, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Core methods expertise: process tracing, comparative case studies, narrative analysis

Orsolya Vásárhelyi, Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Social Science, NETi Lab, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. Core methods expertise: data science, python programming for social sciences, ethics in data science and artificial intelligence (AI)

Balazs Vedres, Associate professor in network science and sociology, Central European University, Vienna, Austria. Core methods expertise: network science, social data science, discourse analysis

Federico Vegetti, Postdoc fellow in political science, University of Turin, Italy. Core methods expertise: regression, Generalized Linear Modeling, multilevel modeling, experimental design, Quantitative Text Analysis

Claudius Wagemann, Full professor of political science methods, University of Frankfurt, Germany. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), comparative methods, comparative case study research designs

Markus Wagner, Professor, Department of Government, University of Vienna, Austria. Core methods expertise: survey design, survey experiments, text analysis

Kohei Watanabe, Data scientist in quantitative equity research, Lazard Asset Management, UK and Japan, Core methods expertise: Quantitative Text Analysis, research software development, online data collection

Florian Weiler, Assistant professor in public policy, Central European University (CEU), Austria. Core methods expertise: R, Inferential statistics, Advanced regression analysis, Network analysis

Isabel Winnwa, Acting Executive Director and Academic Coordinator, Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Core methods expertise: qualitative content analysis, process tracing, comparative case study designs

Michael C. Zeller, Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, Central European University, Austria. Core methods expertise: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), process tracing, comparative methods

Christina Isabel Zuber, Full Professor of German Politics (sub-discipline: Comparative Politics), University of Konstanz, Germany. Core methods expertise: comparative methods, process tracing, qualitative content analysis, expert and elite interviews, philosophy of causation