Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing

EERA, Masaryk University and the Czech Educational Research Association are pleased to announce the 2018 EERA Summer School which will be held at Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, from 9 - 13 July, 2018.

We invite 70 European doctoral and advanced research students to a five-day Summer School on the topic “Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing”. The Summer School will be held at the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Arts.

The aim of the ‘European Educational Research Association’ (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. High quality research does not only acknowledge its own context, but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. To accomplish this, engagement and support for the next generation of European researchers is essential. EERA season schools bring together early career researchers and PhD students from a number of nations to share and discuss their research and experiences with experts within their own field of research, in order to further the professional development of emerging researchers.

Conducting educational research is both an art and a craft and in order to develop your sensibilities and skills you inevitably encounter data of some kind or another. Arguing for one (or more) approach(es) to data, justifying the analytical framework and critically discussing relations between data and the other components of your research study are challenging aspects of any research project. Organizers, keynoters and tutors of the 2018 EERA Summer School will create a space where doctoral and advanced students who are at the beginning or in early phases of their research work can learn, discuss and evaluate the ideas proposed by different methodological approaches with respect to different research strategies within a stimulating international scholarly community.

The Summer School offers theoretical and empirical knowledge about educational research strategies and methods, focuses on critical and reflexive accounts of actual research projects carried out by the presenters and involves active participation by participants. The key elements of the research process will be reflected. Participants will acquire advanced skills of qualitative and mixed methods research project planning, data collection, research tools elaboration, and data collection and processing, giving specific attention to writing a research paper.

Call for EERSS 2018

Please find the Call for the European Educational Research Summer School 2018 here.

Important Dates

Application period 15 November 2017 - 31 January 2018
Information on acceptance 1 March 2018
Registration/payment 1 March - 15 April 2018
Summer school 9 - 13 July 2018


Academic issues:
Masaryk University
Petr Novotný
Klára Harvánková

Organisational issues:
EERA Office
Doretta Dow


The Summer School will be held at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.