Workshops/ Programme

The academic programme for the 28th edition of the Summer School will be confirmed by mid-January 2024 and will be published here. In the meantime, you can see the 2023 programme for information only.

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Registration: Registrations for the 28th edition of the Summer School will open in January 2024.



Preliminary Workshops   Modality No. of Places still available Confirmed Status Room
10-11 August 2023            
P. Gruber Introduction to R and Rstudio Online 0/32 FULL n/a
O. Lipps/ U. Kuhn Introduction to Stata Online 0/25 FULL n/a
10-12 August 2023            
E. Horber Statistics with SPSS for Social Scientists Online 0/27 FULL n/a
11-12 August 2023            
S. Kernbach Visual Thinking for PhD Researchers In presence 0/18 FULL Room A21, Red Building
Week 1            
14-18 August 2023            
E. Horber Multivariate Methods for Social Researchers In presence 10/27 OPEN

Room 156 (Computer Lab), Main Building

and Room A11, Red Building

S. Kernbach Design Thinking for Research In presence 6/18 OPEN Room A21, Red Building
J. Drzewiecka Qualitative Analyses of Interview Data In presence 0/23  FULL Room A31, Red Building
E. Davidov/ P. Schmidt Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Online 8/25 OPEN n/a
M. Grätz Causal Analysis with Cross-sectional Data In presence 1/17 OPEN

Room 159 (Computer Lab), Main Building

and Room A12, Red Building 

M. Steenbergen Machine Learning - What Is It Good For? In presence 12/27 OPEN Room SI-007, Black Building
T. Hills Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Data In presence 2/14 OPEN Room A22, Red Building
M. Bergman Mixed Methods In presence 6/20 OPEN Room SI-006, Black Building
L. Balachandran Nair Conducting a Grounded Theory Study In presence 7/16 OPEN Room SI-003, Black Building
Week 2            
21-25 August 2023            
M. Gibbert Qualitative Research Designs In presence 0/16 FULL Room SI-015, Black Building
B. Lepori/ A. Rocci How to Forge Arguments in Writing (Social Sciences) Scientific Papers In presence 11/27 OPEN Room SI-007, Black Building
R. Samuel Creating Groups from Data. Cluster Analysis and Latent Class Analysis In presence 12/27 OPEN Room SI-006, Black Building
K. O'Reilly Ethnographic methods In presence 0/17 FULL Room A21, Red Building
P. Mello Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) In presence 10/27 OPEN Room A11, Red Building
T. Hills Content Analysis and Natural Language Processing Online 0/16 FULL n/a
V. Mottier Discourse Theory and Analysis In presence 1/18 OPEN Room SI-013, Black Building
O. Lipps/ U. Kuhn Applied Panel Data Analysis In presence 0/25 FULL Room SI-003 (Black Building)
L. Walasek Web Scraping and Data Mining in R In presence 4/17 OPEN

Room SI-004, Black Building


  • Note that many workshops have some prerequisites.
  • Note that Preliminary workshops have different starting dates.
  • All workshops are subject to cancellation until June 16th if there are fewer than 8 (paid) registrations.

The "Confirmed" column shows a tick mark (✔ ) as soon as the corresponding workshop has reached that threshold.

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  • Detailed explanations

    • The workshop application status is based on the number of persons who have applied for a workshop, i.e. conditional applications. Only the payment of the registration fee within three weeks from reception of the invoice confirms the application and makes the registration final.
    • If a workshop is marked "Full", it does not necessarily mean that the workshop is confirmed and the minimum number of confirmed participants has been reached; this is particularly true the first few weeks (late January, February) after registration opens. Prospective participants register quickly, but sometimes change plans, cannot raise funds to attend Summer School etc.
    • The status will change from "Open" to "Full", if only a few places are left.
    • Please note that the status may change back to "Open" if registrations are cancelled by the registrant or by us (no payment received despite a reminder e-mail).