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From 17 August 2018 to 31 August 2018

22nd Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods


The Summer School runs for two consecutive weeks, preceded by optional two-day preparatory workshops taught on Friday and Saturday, before the first week of regular workshops. During each of the two weeks of the Summer School, there will be several full-time parallel workshops on both quantitative and qualitative methods. [Click here for the workshop programme].

Each regular workshop runs from Monday through Friday (from 8 h 30 through 18 h), an average effective teaching time of 7½ to 8 hours per day, i.e. a total of up to 35-40 hours for each workshop.

All workshops will be oriented towards practical applications and spend roughly half of their time on applied work and exercises (many workshops will make heavy use of computer software); there will be ample time to discuss and try to solve problems related to your personal research with the instructors and fellow participants. Participants are encouraged to work on their own data and research problems to get the most out of the Summer School experience.

How to register?

Register by filling-in the on-line registration form (this is the only form of registration). Registration is conditional until you have paid the invoice (within three weeks of reception). If you applied for the reduced (student) fee a recommendation letter/copy of an official document stating your student status is required to make your registration final. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Who can attend?

Although many participants are (PhD) students or researchers, there are no formal requirements, anyone can attend. Of course motivation to learn more about social science methods is essential.

Teaching language

The language in all workshops and lectures will be English, therefore active and passive command of English is expected.


The Swiss Summer School is funded through participant’s fees.[Details]


The Summer School is financed through participant’s fees and cannot offer any scholarship, grant or financial aid. If needed, participants should seek financial assistance at their home institution.


If you have any question, thank you for checking the Summer School FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before contacting us; you might find the answer there.

Swiss Summer School c/o FORS Phone + 41 (0)21 692 37 30

Summer School Director University of Geneva

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