Methods Camp

The method camp is a workshop for bachelor’s and master’s students to reflect and discuss their empirical research project with their peers.

The camp is exclusively directed at students who are actively working on an empirical research project (e.g. student papers, final theses) and might have questions about its realization.


 In the methods camp you’ll get

  • a space to reflect and discuss your research design or concept.
  • support when it comes to posing questions to your supervisor or lecturer
  • the possibility to exchange experiences with research methods among other participants and the CTL student staff

Be aware that the methods camp does not serve as an introduction to the basics of empirical research nor as a consultation on specific methods. Neither is the camp a replacement for the council of your supervisor.
For instructions on the research methods of your discipline please check the university's course catalogue.



Thursday, 25.04.2024


CTL Peer-Seminarraum, NIG 7.OG


Thursday, 16.05.2024


CTL Peer-Seminarraum, NIG 7.OG


Friday, 07.06.2024


CTL Peer-Seminarraum, NIG 7.OG


The dates do not build on each other. The method camp is held in German.

 Potential questions

  • What is a research design?
  • How do I develop an adequate research design for my own project?
  • What do I have to keep in mind when conducting empirical research?
  • How do I develop a research question aligned with my research aims?
  • How do I make sure my research design fits my research question?
  • How do I describe my research design and results in my paper?


Send an e-mail to:

Subject: Registration methods camp [DATE]

Please include the following information in your e-mail:

  • Student ID number (‘Matrikelnummer’)
  • Field of study and semester
  • Topic and research question of your research/writing project
  • Will you work with qualitative, quantitative or both types of date (mixed-methods)?