Doctoral level

Doctoral teaching

"I offer courses in Comparative Case Study Design and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) for PhD students, postdocs and professors. Formats include anything from 1 day to two weeks, English or German language, using the fs/QCA or R software. If you are interested in setting up such a workshop, please do not hesitate to contact me. Below you find an overview of past trainings and how they were evaluated by the participants."


Master level

Bachelor Level


Comparative Case Study Design

14.-18.3. 2022

5-days in-person course, Instructor, Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (KOMEX), University of Konstanz


Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis using R

14.-18.3. 2022

5-days virtual course, Instructor, Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (KOMEX), University of Konstanz


A basic introduction to R for beginners

10.-11.3. 2022

2-days virtual course, Instructor, Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (KOMEX), University of Konstanz


Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

31.1.-4.2.2022

Invited instructor, International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2022, Aussois, France


A basic introduction to R for beginners

Virtual workshop, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz


Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Instructor, 6-10 January 2020

International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020 , Aussois, France


Foundations of set-theoretic and case-oriented methods

14-15 February 2020, Instructor

ECPR Winter School of Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg


Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

17-21 February 2020, Instructor

ECPR Winter School of Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg


Customization and problem-solving in the EU

10.-12.7.2019, Instructor

International Summer School on Public Policy of the International Public Policy Association, Venezia-Padova


Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

20.-21.6.2019, Instructor, with Carsten Q. Schneider

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Maxwell school, Syracuse University, New York


(POCM101) Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

10.-14.6.2019, Instructor, Penryn Campus Cornwall-University of Exeter


(POCM102) Comparative Case Study Design

3.-7.6.2019, Instructor, Penryn Campus Cornwall-University of Exeter


Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

25.2.-1.3.2019, Instructor

ECPR Winter School of Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg


Foundations of case-oriented and set-theoretic thinking and methodology

22.-23.2.2019, Instructor

ECPR Winter School of Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg


Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets

3.5.2018, 1-day workshop, invited instructor

The Cedars, University of Reading


Advanced Topics in Set-Theoretic Methods and QCA

5.-9.3.2018, Teaching assistant, with Carsten Q. Schneider and Nena Oana

ECPR Winter School, University of Bamberg


International QCA Young Researcher Workshop

1-day workshop, invited instructor, ETH Zurich

January 12, 2017


Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

2-days workshop for staff and postgraduates, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

November 2 and 3, 2017


Workshop: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) with R

PhD workshop, 2 days, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, with Nena Oana

May 3 and 8, 2017


Workshop: Einführung in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Graduate School of Politics Münster Late Summer School 2016, 2 days, University of Münster, Germany

September 21-22, 2016 Student evaluation


Seminar: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Doctoral and postdoctoral seminar, 5 days, University of Bern, Switzerland

June 6-10, 2016 Student evaluation


Set-Theoretic Methods: Introductory Seminar

Doctoral and postodctoral Seminar, 3 days, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dec 21-23, 2015 Student evaluation


Kolloquium: Introduction to QCA

Seminar for Master and doctoral students, 3 days, at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer

July 2015 Student evaluation


QCA – Its basic epistemological and analytical foundations and its development in the last 25 years

Workshop for doctoral students, 1 day, “PRIMO Method Workshop – Qualitative Comparative Analysis” at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, with Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager

April 2015


Seminar: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Doctoral and postdoctoral seminar, 2.5 days, University of Bern, Switzerland, with Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager

Nov 2014, Dec 2013