You can choose from eight intensive courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods with an attractive course format: 5 consecutive days comprising 6 hours of classroom interaction per day, for a total of 30 hours. Upon successful completion of each course, you will earn 5 ECTS credits, which master students can have counted towards their degree program irrespective of their area of specialization (“Vertiefungsbereich”).

All courses will be highly interactive and will comprise classroom discussions, student presentations, and in some cases also computer lab sessions. The courses have been selected and designed to help you acquire hands-on research skills in topics such as qualitative research, grounded theory, academic publishing, advanced econometrics, data mining, and scale development. These skills will prove most helpful for designing and conducting empirical research projects for instance as part of your master thesis, PhD research or later professional life.

Kurs Inhalt Termin Kursleiter
Introduction to Survey Design Quantitative 27.08.– 31.08. Dr. Sven Mikolon (Imperial College London) and
Assoc. Prof. Baris Pascal Güntürkün (WU Wien)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Qualitative 27.08.– 31.08. Léo-Paul Dana, Ph.D. (Montpellier Business School)

Introduction to Applied Advanced Econometrics


03.09.– 07.09.

Prof. Dr. Almut Balleer (RWTH)

Introduction to Ethical and Social Behavior in Scientific Research Quantitative 10.09.– 14.09. Prof. Dr. Christian Hopp (RWTH)

Introduction to Lab and VR Experiments

Qualitative / Quantitative

10.09.– 14.09.

Prof. Dr. Özgür Gürerk (RWTH)

Introduction to Social Network Analysis using Advanced Data Mining


17.09.– 21.09.

Prof. Richard Weber (Universidad de Chile)

Introduction to Structure Equation Modeling (SEM) and Measurement Theory Quantitative 17.09.– 21.09. Prof. Dr. Petra Riefler (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna)

Tricks of the Trade: Successfully Managing the Publication Journey in A* Journal

Qualitative 24.09.– 28.09. Prof. Christoph Breidbach (University of Melbourne)