• Das 17. Berliner Methodentreffen Qualitative Forschung
    The 17th Berliner Methodentreffen will take place on 29 - 30 July 2022 at the Freie Universität Berlin . You can find information about this year´s program here and registration will be possible by the end of this month. The Berliner Methodentreffen is a yearly event organized by the platform for qualitative research Institut für Qualitative Forschung and the FQS Forum: Qualitative Social Research and is filled with lectures and workshops about qualitative research (methods).
  • MIXMESSE International Doctoral Summer School: Mixed methodology in Social Sciences and Education: integrating paradigms at the education frontier
    MIXMESSE International Doctoral Summer School is proposed as a face-to-face advanced training space, intended for doctoral students within the framework of research in social sciences-education and in a multidisciplinary and international environment, through the broad participation of students from different countries and counting on international professors who are experts in this scientific field. The training sessions will be organized in a theoretical-practical way, in order to achieve the best use by the attendees in carrying out activities that can help develop research work leading to a doctoral thesis and also for another investigative nature. The doctoral school will be held on the 11th to the 15th of July, 2022 and will include 5 distinguished international speakers and cultural activities. Inscription fee is only €60,- and it is limited to 30 doctoral students!
  • Data Summer School
    Each summer, the Department of Methods & Statistics of Utrecht University in collaboration with Utrecht Summer School 2022 offers courses in methodology and statistics. This years´ focus will be on Data Science and Survey Design. For more information click here.
  • Featured "How To" Article
    Encounters with CAQDAS: Advice for Beginner Users of Computer Software for Qualitative Research by Jakub Niedbalski and Izabela Ślęzak, University of Lodz, Poland.
    We intend this article to be predominantly for researchers who would like to use software of the CAQDAS family in their research projects. Our experience as researchers and CAQDAS instructors shows that the introduction of software into the analytic process often poses a challenge. This is true for both novice and more seasoned researchers with entrenched habits of conducting research in a traditional manner. The literature available provides few answers to the questions preoccupying inexperienced users; our aim is to close this gap by providing useful information. We discerned major problem areas for scholars who are just setting off on their journey with CAQDAS. We tackle these issues in our article by providing replies to key questions: Is CAQDAS for me? How can I effectively search for and identify a suitable program? What should I bear in mind when using CAQDAS? By pitting benefits against limitations of CAQDAS implementation, we intend to address the expectations of using software in research.
    Research Design Review is a blog that is intended for the providers, users, and students of qualitative and/or quantitative research who have an interest in thinking about and discussing research design issues. At a time when there is a flurry of discussion concerning an increasing number of alternative approaches to more traditional forms of research – e.g., online surveys/groups, social media, netnography, mobile research – it is reasonable to step back and ask the question, ‘but is it good research?’ That is, does the research design (regardless of method or mode) adhere to common standards or principles that are generally agreed to support some level of confidence in our research findings. The newest post on this blog is a critical note about intrepretation in qualitative and quantitative research. You can read it here.
  • Online methods-workshop "Einführung in die Ethnografie mit dem Schwerpunkt Teilnehmende Beobachtung"
    On Friday 27th of May 2022, 10:00 to 18:00 h., the Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg is organizing the online methods-workshop "Einführung in die Ethnografie mit dem Schwerpunkt Teilnehmende Beobachtung" with Chistine Preiser (Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, Sozialmedizin und Versorgungsforschung in Tübingen).
    The aim of the workshop is to impart basic knowledge about ethnography and to deepen it with practical exercises. Research ethics are discussed in parallel to all these topics. The workshop is aimed at beginners and advanced users for refreshing and deepening. Previous knowledge is not a condition for participation. Registrations are possible until May 13, 2022 and costs are €140.