Prof. Derek Beach
Derek Beach is a professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has authored articles, chapters, and books on case study research methodology, international negotiations, referendums, and European integration, and co-authored the books Process-tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines and Causal Case Study Methods (both with University of Michigan Press). He has taught qualitative case study methods at ECPR, IPSA and ICPSR summer and winter schools, and numerous workshops and seminars on case-based methods throughout the world. He is one of the organizers of the recently formed Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNet) that hosts a range of methods courses throughout Europe.