Welcome to my personal homepage! I am Professor for Methods of Comparative Political Research at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne. My research interests are social science methods with an emphasis on case studies, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), and multimethod research. Substantively, I work on political parties.
Offering short course Set-theoretic Multimethod Research at APSA Annual Meeting 2017
I am offering a half-day workshop on the combination of QCA and process tracing on Wednesday, August 30, at the next APSA Annual Meeting (course description). The registration link can be found at the top of the website with the course descriptions.
Offering Case Study Research: Method and Practice at ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques 2017, Budapest
I am offering a two-week course on case studies and process tracing covering all stages of the research process. The course runs from July 31 to August 11 at the CEU Budapest. Here is the course outline; registration is open until June 1.
New working paper: “The attitudes and behavior of young party members are less distinct than has been claimed“
Lion Behrens and I perform a technical replication of a study of young party members published in 2009. Our paper and reproduction material is online over at OSF.
IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods working paper series
Working on political science concepts or methodology/methods? Consider submitting paper your to the IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods. Here is the call for papers.