24th Summer School in Social Science Methods @USI

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The Summer School in Social Science Methods has been conceived for those who feel the need to refresh, deepen and widen their methodological knowledge and skills, whatever their professional situation: student, researcher or practitioner working in different scientific disciplines.

All workshops are oriented towards practical applications and the instructors are renowned specialists, experienced and enthusiastic teachers in their respective fields.


Preliminary workshops
14–15 August, 2020
E. Horber – SPSS and Statistics Refresher
S. Kernbach – Visual Thinking for (PhD) researchers
Workshops Week 1
17–21 August, 2020
E. Horber – Quantitative methods for Social Research
P. Gagliardini – Introduction to panel methods
S. Kernbach – Designing Your (Academic) Future
M. Gibbert – Case Studies: Design, Methods, and Reporting
M. Bergman – Qualitative Interviewing
C. Strotz / T. Arnold – Evaluation Methods
Workshops Week 2
24–28 August, 2020
A. Bell – Multilevel Analysis
O. Lipps/U. Kuhn – Panel data analysis using the Swiss
Household Panel as an example
V. Mottier – Discourse Theory and Analysis
C. Roberts – Survey Methods and Questionnaire Design
P. Schmidt/E. Davidov – Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
T. Hills – Content Analysis and Natural Language Processing


For further information, please contact Ms. Janice Casarella.