Who We Are

We are an open, global network, bringing together methods experts and institutions.

Network components:

  • the team of Academic Coordinators and its support staff

  • the Advisory Board

  • the other founding members


Meet the Academic Coordinators

Derek Beach is a professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches case study methodology, international relations, and European integration. He has authored articles, chapters, and books on research methodology, referendums, and European integration, and co-authored the books Process-tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines and Causal Case Studies (both with University of Michigan Press). He is currently managing a four-year research project aimed at developing better tools for mechanism-focused research.

He acted as academic convenor of the ECPR Method Schools from 2014 - 2021. Derek has taught qualitative case study methods at ECPR and IPSA summer and winter schools, held short courses at the APSA annual meeting on Process-tracing and case-based research, and numerous workshops and seminars on process tracing methods throughout the world.

Levente Littvay is Professor of Political Science at Central European University where he teaches grad courses in research design, applied statistics, electoral politics, voting behavior, political psychology, American politics and is the inaugural recipient of CEU's Distinguished Teaching Award (2015 - for methods teaching) and the CEU Teaching Excellence Award (2021 - for online education). In 2019-2020 he was the European University Institute’s Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellow. Received his MA and PhD in Political Science and an MS in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Consults regularly, taught numerous research methods workshops and was one of the Academic Convenors of the European Consortium for Political Research Methods Schools (2015-2021), head of Team Survey in Team Populism where he helped spawn the New Populism series with The Guardian and member of the European Social Survey’s Round 10 (2020-21) democracy and COVID module questionnaire design teams. Secured close to a million EUR in grants to conduct research on survey and quantitative methodology, twin and family studies, and the psychology of radicalism and populism. Has publications in Social Justice Research for which he received the Morton Deutsch Award for best article in 2017, Political Analysis, The Journal of Politics, among others, and along with other medical journals, in Twin Research and Human Genetics where he is Associate Editor for Social Sciences. He is Specialty Chief Editor for Methods and Measurement at Frontiers in Political Science. Books include Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling with Bruno Castanho Silva and Constantin Manuel Bosancianu in SAGE QASS (little green book) series.

Benoît Rihoux is full professor in political science at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain). He is an international leader in the field of comparative methods and designs, in particular around Configurational Comparative Methods (CCMs) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). He also publishes on mixed- and multimethod designs and is involved in diverse disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects, also including management, evaluation, development, health systems research and medicine, involving QCA and multi-method designs. He is the initiator and coordinator of the worldwide network in the field of CCMs (COMPASSS) gathering around 2.000 researchers and practitioners. He has produced multiple reference publications on QCA and has co-edited the most cited textbook on the topic (Rihoux and Ragin 2009: 2.500+ citations). He has taught QCA, comparative research designs, research design and soft skills for researchers at diverse venues across Europe and North America, as well as in Japan and in Burundi. He was joint Academic Convenor of the ECPR Methods School, the largest and most pluralist set of methods training events in Europe, between its launch in 2006 and 2021. He has held diverse institutional positions; he is currently member of the Research Council of the UCLouvain, Coordinator of Belgian North-South cooperation to support the setting up of PhD training in Burundi, and President of the Ethics committee of his Institute (ISPOLE) at the UCLouvain.

Cai Wilkinson is an Associate Professor in International Relations at Deakin University in Australia, with teaching interests in the areas of Critical Security Studies, genders and sexualities in international relations, and intercultural communication. Her research focuses on how identity shapes people’s individual and collective experiences of in/security, which she investigates using critical interpretive ethnographic methods. Cai has conducted fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan on societal security and on LGBTQ activism, coached on humanitarian leadership courses and led experiential learning programmes in Japan, the US and Sri Lanka. She is the author of a number of papers and book chapters that explore how field-based methods can be used to research security, and from 2012–2018 convened the Critical Security Studies Methods Café at the International Studies Association annual convention.

Support staff

Catherine Goossens, administrative support

Houda Belhadi, data officer

Callixte Nizigama, data officer

Cian McDonnell, data officer

Anna-Maria Gkopi, data officer

Iremgül Utlu, data officer

Advisory Board members

Manfred Max 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

Pierre Pluye, Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Core methods expertise: mixed methods research, mixed studies literature reviews

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

Other founding members

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, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands [bio will be uploaded soon]

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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