RSS01.A2 Multi-Method Research in Theory and Practice​

Multi-method research (MMR) is an eclectic approach to the study of social and political phenomena. Whereas mixed methods combines quantitative and qualitative approaches, multi-methods research is an enterprise that includes any combination of methods in a single project. The value of methodological pluralism is that many ”big” research questions can only be answered by examining processes taking place across multiple temporal and spatial domains—often at different levels of analysis. Today’s researchers increasingly draw on more than one methodology to shed light on different facets of a phenomenon of interest in the hope to achieve greater explanatory leverage as well as descriptively-rich empirical results.

The course is designed as a practicum, and hence is heavily weighted toward class exercises and workshopping participants’ projects, which feature extensive instructor feedback on written assignments and brainstorming in groups.

As such, the course is intended to guide participants through the process of fitting an appropriately tailored MMR design to their research question, establishing a plan to assess their empirical claims, and developing a system through NVivo—a qualitative data analysis software program used to collate, analyze, and interpret different types of data at multiple levels of analysis. Finally, using examples, we discuss techniques for writing up MMR findings in a convincing narrative style.

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19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023
Course Fee

Regular: €995
Students & PhD's: €645

Early Bird Regular: €895 (application deadline* April 1st) 
Early Bird Students & PhD's: €580,50 (application deadline* April 1st)

Scholarships and discounts Find more information here
Application deadline

May 1st

*Your application is only completed when the course fee has been paid

Course leader Erin K. Jenne
Level of participant
  • Master
  • PhD
  • PostDoc
  • Professional
Admission requirements None
Admission documents
  • ​To get the student/PhD discount you need to upload a copy of your Student card or other proof of registration
  • If you are not a student/PhD, you can upload an empty document under 'Student Card'.
Mode of Study On Campus
ECTS 2 or 4 Find more information here
Location Radboud University