Workshops/ Programme

The final programme for the 27th Summer School in Social Science Methods edition is now available!

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Registration: Registrations are NOW OPEN and will close on the 14th of July, 2023.


Preliminary Workshops   Modality No. of Places still available Confirmed Status Room
10-11 August 2023            
P. Gruber Introduction to R and Rstudio Online 0/27 confirmed n/a
O. Lipps/ U. Kuhn Introduction to Stata Online 1/25 confirmed n/a
10-12 August 2023            
E. Horber Statistics with SPSS for Social Scientists Online 1/27 confirmed n/a
11-12 August 2023            
S. Kernbach Visual Thinking for PhD Researchers In presence 2/18 confirmed Room A21, Red Building
Week 1            
14-18 August 2023            
E. Horber Multivariate Methods for Social Researchers In presence 14/27 confirmed

Room 156 (Computer Lab), Main Building

and Room A11, Red Building

S. Kernbach Design Thinking for Research In presence 9/18 confirmed Room A21, Red Building
J. Drzewiecka Qualitative Analyses of Interview Data In presence 0/20  confirmed Room A31, Red Building
E. Davidov/ P. Schmidt Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Online 10/25 confirmed n/a
M. Grätz Causal Analysis with Cross-sectional Data In presence 5/17    

Room 159 (Computer Lab), Main Building

and Room SI-008, Black Building

M. Steenbergen Machine Learning - What Is It Good For? In presence 12/27 confirmed Room SI-007, Black Building
T. Hills Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Data In presence 3/14 confirmed Room A22, Red Building
M. Bergman Mixed Methods In presence 8/20     Room SI-006, Black Building
W. Przepiorka Designing and Conducting Social-scientific Experiments In presence 15/20    

Room 157 (Computer Lab), Main Building

and Room SI-004, Black Building

L. Balachandran Nair Conducting a Grounded Theory Study In presence 6/16     Room A12, Red Building
Week 2            
21-25 August 2023            
M. Gibbert Qualitative Research Designs In presence 1/16 confirmed Room SI-008, Black Building
B. Lepori/ A. Rocci How to Forge Arguments in Writing (Social Sciences) Scientific Papers In presence 16/27 confirmed Room SI-007, Black Building
R. Samuel Creating Groups from Data. Cluster Analysis and Latent Class Analysis In presence 13/27 confirmed Room SI-006, Black Building
K. O'Reilly Ethnographic methods In presence 1/16 confirmed Room A21, Red Building
P. Mello Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) In presence 9/27 confirmed Room A11, Red Building
T. Hills Content Analysis and Natural Language Processing Online 4/14     n/a
V. Mottier Discourse Theory and Analysis In presence 1/18 confirmed Room SI-013, Black Building
O. Lipps/ U. Kuhn Applied Panel Data Analysis In presence 3/25 confirmed Room 159 (Computer Lab), Main Building
L. Walasek Web Scraping and Data Mining in R In presence 4/17 confirmed

Room SI-003, 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).