Methods Camp

The methods camp is a service that the Center for Teaching and Learning offers students who have questions concerning qualitative and quantitative research methods and procedures.

Take the opportunity for exchange in groups with student assistants at the CTL!

 The methods camp provides

  • general orientation concerning use of academic methods
  • support in finding the right method for dealing with your research question;
  • an opportunity of discussing, and reflecting on, your research design or plan;
  • an opportunity for exchange with student assistants at the CTL and other participants in the methods camp, as well as for reflection on common qualitative and quantitative methods with regard to a specific project.

Please bear in mind that the camp does not provide advice concerning analysis. It does not replace talks with your supervisor.

Dates for the summer term 2024 will be announced in March

 Possible questions

  • Why do I need a method?
  • What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative methods?
  • What are the basics of qualitative research and quantitative research?
  • How do I develop a research design?
  • How do I develop a research question?
  • Am I using the right method for my research question?
  • How do I write about my method and the results of my research?
  • etc.


Send an e-mail to:

Subject: Anmeldung Methodencamp [DATE]

Please include the following information in your e-mail:

  • Your student ID number (‘Matrikelnummer’) – this helps us process your registration.
  • Your degree programme – for statistics.
  • If you already know whether you would like to do qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods.