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MethodsNET Summer School / Radboud University/ Netherlands

Date: 10-28 June 2024

MethodsNET Summer School (10-28 June) is live! –- and much more

We are thrilled to inform you that the 3nd edition of our flagship event, the Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM), held in-person in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 17 – 28 June, and 10-14 June online, is now ‘live’ on the www and that registrations are now open! Please find below all info on this unique event; feel free to disseminate as you see best.

In addition, you’ll also find here below some short info on:

  • The Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex), organized by the University of Konstanz (Germany) in collaboration with MethodsNET, 22 February - 1 March (online and in-person)
  • Our three Launch events (30 October – 2 November), including our Launch Conference, in-person in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) + hybrid, as we scale up MethodsNET as a global membership-based association. Save the dates!

Finally, please note that registrations are now also open for another top pedagogy training event endorsed by MethodsNET: the 28th Summer School in Social Science Methods, which will take place in Lugano (Switzerland) and online from 8 to 23 August. More on this in a further newsletter.

Best regards,

Benoît Rihoux [sending this message], Derek Beach, Levi Littvay, Cai Wilkinson, Anka Kekez and Bruno Castanho Silva, members of the MethodsNET Executive Board [currently being constituted, and which will be publicly announced when we launch our full digital platform – stay tuned!]

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 World-class methods courses – and so much more

Registrations to our flagship event are now open! The 3rd edition of the Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM) is hosted again at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 17 - 28 June (in-person) + 10 – 14 June (online)

This is the most pluralistic methods training event worldwide, covering the whole span of methodological traditions, including innovative/emerging topics. If you want to bring your research to the next level, the 3SRM is the place to be. It is a unique venue, which comprises 46 main courses:

  • 7 pre-week 1 online courses (10-14 June, 5-day format) on software + other specialized topics
  • 38 in-person PhD-level interactive courses spanning the full range of social scientific methods, taught by top pedagogues and enabling multiple useful week 1 – week 2 sequences (intensive 5-day format for each course):
    • 5 Foundational courses
    • 9 Interpretive/Qualitative Approaches courses
    • 5 Case-based/Comparative Approaches courses (4 one-week courses and 2 two-week courses)
    • 11 Statistical Approaches courses
    • 8 Big Data courses
  • … and each main course fee gives access to a full weekly package also comprising:
    • an optional Morning Cross-cutting short course
    • a choice of Late afternoon optional Supplemental short courses
    • a ‘Methods Café’ to link up with diverse top methods experts
    • … and lunch vouchers

All information on how to register via the institutional host (RSS) website. Registrations are first come, first served, with lower fees for students and PhD researchers. Note the 10% or 15% discounts which can be obtained based on different criteria, including ‘early bird’ registration before 1 April With these respective discounts, at (PhD) student rates, you can get your full weekly training package for 629€ or 594€ (in-person courses), and access to a full 1-week online course for 419€ or 396€.

Additional benefit: by registering to at least 1 course (in-person or online), you receive free MethodsNET membership for the whole of 2024.

Welcome to your Summer School & see you (again?) in Nijmegen… or online! See also these testimonies from 2023.

Limited spots left for #KOMEX2024!

The Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex) are organized by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with MethodsNET. Komex offers excellent, inclusive, and sustainable PhD-level methods training. Dates: Feb 22 - 23 (short courses) and Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2024 (compact & main courses).

The event’s hybrid format combines in-person and online options, covering a spectrum of quantitative and qualitative methods all at budget-friendly rates.

Browse the komex courses: 7 qualitative courses (4 online, 3 in-person) and 10 quantitative/software/foundational courses (3 online, 7 in-person). Tailored to fit your schedule: choose from short (2-day), compact (3-day) or main (5-day).

Register here: tinyurl.com/komexreg. Stay updated with komex: on X @komex_methods or on BlueSky @komex.bsky.social

As part of the process of scaling up MethodsNET into a membership-based association: do take a good note of these upcoming opportunities for you and your colleagues in 2024 still:

…soon launch of our full website, stay tuned: we are working full steam on the scaling up of MethodsNET as a membership-based association delivering much more services to meet your needs. Within the next 2 months, we will launch the brand-new MethodsNET website, along with more info, a call for members and for partner institutions, and calls for the Launch events (see below). You will be personally informed - and invited.

…and save the date(s) of our Launch events: these will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) from 30 October to 2 November 2024: a ‘Training to trainers’ event (Wednesday 30/10), the MethodsNET Launch Conference (Thursday 31/10 full day & Friday 1/11 morning), and a ‘Methods Innovation Workshops’ event (Friday 1/11 afternoon & Saturday 2/11 morning). Save the dates, as the respective Organizing Committees are composing the program and timetables. There will be plenty of ways to get involved. Online participation will also be possible. Much more info on these events when we launch our new website (NB the URL will remain unchanged). 

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