2018 Winter School in Methods and Techniques, 2 – 9 March

Next year's Winter School takes place at Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.

It offers cutting-edge courses in qualitative and quantitative methodological topics, giving you the skills you need to kickstart your career.

All our courses are delivered by experienced instructors and supported by dedicated teaching assistants.

The event's exciting plenary programme allows all-important networking, and puts you in touch with people who share your research interests.

New for 2018 are courses in Discourse Network Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, and Event History and Survival Analysis, along with Master-level courses in Qualitative Interviewing, Process Tracing Methods and Advanced Multi-Method Research.

Courses that sold out quickly last year include Introduction to R (entry) and Introduction to R (intermediate); Automated Web Data Collection with R and Multilevel Regression Modelling. If you are considering any of these, you'd be wise to book as soon as possible!

The Winter School complements its sister event, our Summer School in Methods and Techniques.

Discounts and offers

ECPR members can save up to €175 with the Early Bird discount. ECPR members get a 15% discount if we receive payment before midnight UK time on Friday 3 November.

Members and non-members who attended either Methods School in 2017 get an additional €50 loyalty discount


Registration opened on Wednesday 4 October and closes at midnight UK time on Monday 18 December.

Once you have registered, you cannot make changes yourself, but email Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. and we will amend your registration for a €25 admin fee.

When you register, we will email confirmation to the address in your MyECPR profile.

Registrations after 18 December incur a €50 late fee, due within 24 hours, along with the course fee.