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Methods Support

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research / AISSR

Methods Support wants to facilitate access to, and training in, methods that match the research goals of our PhD students and staff. We do so through presentations, crash-courses, and by making accessible current expertise on the web.

We link methodological demand and expertise. In this role we also give feedback on grant proposals, or recruit experts who may do so. The variety of methodological expertise in the AISSR often reflects different ontological and epistemological standpoints. We strive for discussions between these standpoints, pragmatism, and for question-based research.

We do not see methods as inevitably linked to a single ontological or epistemological position, but rather as tools to be used and combined given the research questions to be answered. We stimulate methodological innovation, not for its own sake but related to the substantive content of research projects at hand. Methods Support is not a geek squad, though: if you don't know how to solve your practical problem in Python, R, or ATLAS.ti, follow a course!

Crash courses


  • Date: 02.02.2023
  • Time: 14:00-17:00
  • Teacher: Jeroen Bruggeman
  • Room: REC B1.01

Introduction to R with regression analysis

  • Date: 28.03.2023
  • Time: 14:00-17:00
  • Teacher: Jeroen Bruggeman
  • Room: REC B3.11

Social Network Analysis 

  • Date: 26.05.2023
  • Time: 14:00-17:00
  • Teacher: Jeroen Bruggeman
  • Room: REC B2.06


Our courses are for free for AISSR members and open to a limited number of Research Master students and teachers who are not AISSR members. Registration will be final after our confirmation that you can enroll in the course.

To register, please send an e-mail to


Dr. J.P. (Jeroen) Bruggeman

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Cultural Sociology