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6th Swiss Methods Festival

14./15. September 2017

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Festival information


Third Swiss Methods Festival 2014

Qualitative Research Methods
12-13 September 2014, University of Basel

Call for Participation

The third Swiss Methods Festival focuses on the practical application of
qualitative research methods in specific research contexts. Several research
workshops on various qualitative methods offer the researchers the
opportunity to present and discuss practical and methods-related aspects of
their research with renowned specialists.

The Swiss Methods Festival is intended for researchers in the social
sciences and humanities. It provides training and networking opportunities
for researchers at different levels. The aim of the meeting is also to bring
together members of the Swiss research community.

Conference location: Basel
Date: 12-13 September 2014
Conference languages: German and English
Organizers: The University of Basel, the University of St. Gallen, the Swiss
Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS), the Swiss Political
Science Association, the Swiss Sociological Association and the Swiss
Association of Communication and Media Research.

More information on

Call for papers

Qualitative Methods Festival 2013

After the tremendous success of the Qualitative Methods Festival at the University of Basel in September 2011, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences is willing to sponsor further methods festivals. FORS, the Swiss foundation for research in the social sciences, takes the responsibility to organize these festivals in the future in cooperation with a program committee that is composed of representatives from different Swiss universities.

The plan was to have a focus on French speaking sessions this time. As Vivianne Châtel and Marc-Henri Soulet are organizing the 4th Congrès du Réseau international francophone de la recherche qualitative (Rifreq) at the University of Fribourg on June 19-21, we decided to merge the two events this time and add the Swiss Qualitative Methods Festival as fourth day on June 22.

19-21 June 2013 Congrès Rifreq

Further information on the Congrès Rifreq: Problématique Colloque Rifreq.pdf

22 June 2013: Swiss Qualitative Methods Festival

Further information: SMF_annonce2_F

Preliminary Programme

Location: Université de Fribourg


Qualitative Methods Festival 2014

The Qualitative Methods Festival 2014 will take place on 12-13 September at the University of Basel. The planning has just started.


Call for Papers: Swiss Sociological Association 2013:

Call for Papers Workshop 45: Call_For_Papers_EN

Courses in qualitative methods at Swiss universities

In a periodic survey (summer 2006, spring 2008, 2009) the overall range of courses in teaching qualitative and quantitative methods at Swiss universities is being recorded. In the subsequent years several actualizations of the survey followed (2010/2011 and 2011/2012). You can find the results of the survey on the „teaching“ site.


New members!

Thanks to several indications we have been able to complement our members list. If you know qualitative scientists/researchers, that are actively teaching or researching in Switzerland, but are not yet on our list, please give them a hint. Our quali-network shall be as complete as possible.