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14th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD


PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (7 – 9 September 2020)

  • Data Analysis with Stata
    Tobias Gramlich, Hesse State Statistical Office
  • Qualitative Research Methods
    Dr. Fabian Hattke, University of Hamburg
  • Grounded Theory
    Dr. Gilberto Rescher, University of Hamburg
  • Writing your Literature Review
    Paul Vickers, University of Regensburg

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (7 – 9 September 2020)

  • Data Analysis with R
    Dr. Marco Lehmann, UKE Hamburg
  • Case Study Research
    Dr. Kamil Marcinkiewicz, University of Oldenbourg
  • Introduction to Data Mining and Quantitative Text Analysis with R
    Dr. Pascal Jürgens, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
    Dr. Jonas Buche, Leibniz University Hannover

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (10 September 2020)

  • Questionnaire Design
    Prof. Dr. Daniel Schnitzlein Leibniz University Hannover & DIW Berlin 
  • Multi-level Modelling with R
    Dr. Daniel Lüdecke, UKE Hamburg
  • Academic English Writing
    Dr. Jonathan Mole, Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • Spatial Data Analysis with Stata
    Prof. Dr. Timo Friedel Mitze, University of Southern Denmark


  • Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
  • Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research

Fees & Credit Points

499 Euro (with accommodation and meals)

It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at the Akademie Sankelmark, Akademieweg 6 in Oeversee (near Flensburg), Germany. The health, safety, and well-being of our lectures, the staff at the Akademie and the participants are our top priorities. All necessary measures are taken to ensure everyone stays healthy. Further, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and switch to an online workshop when necessary.

Contact & Registration

For any questions don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (irwsnetwork@gmail.com).

Please register for the workshop on the workshop website.


  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.


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