The courses have been designed to equip students and aspiring researchers with insights into state-of-the-art research methods and supporting software packages as well as to help participants gain research skills in topics such as qualitative research, grounded theory, academic publishing, advanced econometrics, data mining, and scale development.
Participants also have the opportunity to apply these insights in order to solve hands-on research problems and to discuss their findings with their peers. The acquired skills will prove most helpful for designing and conducting empirical research projects for instance as part of a master thesis, PhD research or later professional life. The instructors also spend time describing their own academic career trajectory, extracting lessons learned and discussing the particularities of academic careers in their respective countries.
Interested parties can choose from seven 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, participants will earn 5 ECTS credits, which master students can have counted towards their degree program.