• 9. Schweizer Methodenfestival
    The Department of Sociology at the University of St. Gallen is organizing the 9th Swiss Methods Festival on qualitative research methods with the Social Work Department of the Ost (Ostschweizer Fachhochschule) St.Gallen, in cooperation with the Swiss Society for Sociology and the Swiss Ethnological Society. The festival will take place on September 7th and 8th, 2022.
    The festival offers the opportunity to get an overview of the state of the art of a wide range of qualitative research methods in a concentrated form through various event types - keynotes and research workshops and it is aimed at all students and researchers in the social sciences and humanities who are interested in qualitative methods.
  • Dortmunder Methoden Werkstatt: Online summer school 2022
    The Dortmunder Methoden Werkstatt offers workshops about a wide range of topics in research methodolgy. The online summer school 2022 will take place from the 17th of August to the 27th of September. The DMW is focused on, in their workshops, dealing with the basic work steps of empirical social research quantitatively and qualitatively in a way that is research-practice-oriented. The workshops are offered in German or English. For a list of workshops and information on how to register click here. In addition, individual coaching is possible as a continuation of the workshops.
  • Workshops on the documentary method
    The Centre for Qualitative Evaluation and Social Research, ces e.V., is an international and interdisciplinary center for qualitative evaluation and social research. The aim of the network is to promote and maintain science and research as well as training and further education in the field of qualitative social, educational and evaluation research, with a special focus on the principle of making implicit knowledge explicit. Reconstructing this mostly implicit knowledge and making it accessible to the actors is the central potential of the documentary method. The ces e.V. offers therefore continuously workshops on the documentary method.
    This summmer, next workshops are: on 8 July (online), Dokumentarische Bildinterpretation; and on 15 and 16 July (online), Dokumentarische Interpretation von Interviews.
    More information about all the offered workshops can be found here.
  • Workshop offers of the Institut für Qualitative Forschung, Internationale Akademie Berlin (INA)
    The Institut für Qualitative Forschung offers a whole range of workshops on qualitative social research. Here you can find information about the current workshop offers: Workshops.
  • 9th Tübinger Summer School
    9th Tübinger Summer School "Writing in Qualitative Research" will take placed on August 1st and 2nd, 2022 in the old auditorium of the University of Tübingen. In five workshops, doctoral students and newcomers to research can deal with different topics related to the various writing requirements in qualitative research and also contribute and further develop their own work.
    This year, for the first time, the summer school will be held in cooperation with CIVIS, an association of 10 European universities that, among other things, promotes the exchange of teachers and students within Europe and the strengthening of European values with a scholarship program. Therefore, two of the five workshops will be held in English to offer ideal conditions for international networking and exchange.
  • The Discursive Construction of Reality V
    The conference The Discursive Construction of Reality V - Interdisciplinary perspectives on a sociology of knowledge approach to discourse research will take place from March 30st to 31st 2023 at the University of Augsburg. Proposals for contributions can be submitted until 15 October. For more information, please see the Call for Papers. A preliminary program will be available by October 31, 2022.
  • ZSM conference 2022 – Call For Papers
    On 11 and 12 November 2022, the conference of the Zentrum für Sozialweltforschung und Methodenentwicklung (ZSM) in Magdeburg will take place. Against the background of this year's conference theme - "Ideal images of research and scientific careers under discussion" - by addressing the ideal images of research and scientific careers, two strands are considered that are interwoven with being a scientist: "ideal research" and "ideal science careers". With increasing experience in the scientific working world, ideal images can become fragile and thwarted, but their power as normative remains unbroken. The conference is intended to open up the possibility of reflecting on ideal images of research and scientific careers and, in particular, of addressing the (hidden) potential of deviating. For more information plase see the Call For Papers Abstracts can be submitted until the 22nd of July.