Conference Report: 5th Swiss Methods Festival for Qualitative Research Methods

  • Florian Elliker University of St. Gallen
Keywords: qualitative methods, qualitative social research, Swiss Methods Festival, methods education


In yearly installments since 2011, the Swiss Methods Festival offers, during the course of two days, workshops on a broad and diverse range of qualitative social research methods. Complemented by two keynotes that address contemporary issues within the field of qualitative research, the workshops introduce the participants to the state-of-the-art of the respective approaches and offer the opportunity to discuss ongoing research projects. The festival constitutes the largest event in Switzerland concerned with qualitative methods, addressing the still marginal situation of qualitative methods in the curricula of many Swiss universities. This report provides an account of the 5th Swiss Methods Festival, contextualizes the event historically, presents the different workshops, and offers a short discussion of the issues addressed in the keynotes.



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Author Biography

Florian Elliker, University of St. Gallen

Dr. Florian ELLIKER is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), research fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of the Free State (South Africa) and the current coordinator of the Swiss Network for Qualitative Research.

How to Cite
Elliker, F. (2017). Conference Report: 5th Swiss Methods Festival for Qualitative Research Methods. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 18(2).
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