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Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

LeidenGlobal course ‘Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences and Humanities’

Mixed Methods will help ResMA and PhD students to translate their research topics, questions and theoretical problems into a tangible research plan. How can you make ideas work? How do you select and tailor your research methods? What are the methodological implications of specific research methods? What will you actually be doing in your project? How do you connect theory with everyday research practices? How do you deal with practical and ethical issues in your project? How do you translate your questions into a compelling project proposal? The course will address epistemological concerns and methodological considerations in designing your project, and will familiarize you with the range of methods that are at your disposal.

This will benefit both your project and your development as a scholar, by helping you learn to

  • reflect on notions of method and methodology;
  • reflect on the theoretical and historical background of specific methods;
  • use research methods reflexively;
  • translate theoretically embedded research questions into a feasible project;
  • go beyond a ‘cookbook’ or ‘toolkit’ approach to methods;
  • critically examine publications and data generated by academic research.

Details regarding the course:
- EC: 10
- Language: English
- Teacher: Dr. Maaike Warnaar
- Time table: The course will start on Monday 04 February 2019 and end on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Classes twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Monday sessions
Location: Reuvensplaats 2, room 1.38
Time table:
PhD students: 10:00-12:00 hrs
ResMA students: 13:00-15:00 hrs

Tuesday sessions
Location: Vrieshof 2, room 004
Time table: 13:00-15:00 hrs, for both PhD and ResMA students.

- ResMA students are obliged to register through uSis

- PhD students can register at LeidenGlobal. Registration is closed. If you have any questions, you can send an email to

For further information and details, please visit studiegids Leiden