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Case Study Research: Method and Practice

9 – 13 October 2023, Online

Registration open until 28 September, midnight UK time! Morning and afternoon sessions available.

Learn the key elements of qualitative case studies and process tracing with our signature course delivered by Ingo Rohlfing. Offering interactive live sessions and expertly curated course materials, this beginner-friendly course is ideal for social scientists looking for a rewarding training experience.

Ingo Rohlfing

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This online course delves into to key components of qualitative case studies and process tracing for the purpose of making causal claims about effects or mechanisms. Upon completing this course, you will have a solid understanding of the concepts and techniques covered, coupled with hands-on experience in their application.

The course combines asynchronous pre-class assignments, such as readings and pre-recorded videos, and 2.5 hours of live teaching each day. In each live session, you will work with your own projects or published case studies to illustrate concepts from the methods literature.

Prior training in research design and qualitative methods is recommended but is not required.


Ingo Rohlfing is Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Passau. He researches social science methods with a focus on qualitative methods (case studies and process tracing), Qualitative Comparative Analysis and multimethod research.

Ingo is the author of Case Studies and Causal Inference (Palgrave Macmillan) and he has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, Sociological Methods & Research and Political Analysis.


Why take our courses?

Future-proof your research

We offer renowned training on quantitative and qualitative methods particularly salient in social science research.

Learn from the best

We harness the know-how of leading methodologists to help you tackle your project with confidence.

What you'll get


Access pre-recorded lectures, annotated readings, exercises, and more – all in your very own digital environment.


Get quality interaction with your Instructor and fellow participants, with live sessions and smaller class sizes.

Fees and registration

Registration is now open! Browse the available sessions here here, add the course to your basket and head to checkout.

  • ECPR Member £430 per course
  • Non-Member £860 per course

Your space is not secured until your registration is paid in full.

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