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I am a senior research associate at the University of Geneva, where my primary work focuses on the development and application of empirical research and evaluation methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-approach techniques, data analytics and questions of causal inference. In this connection, I concentrate on configurational comparative methods (CCMs), such as Coincidence Analysis (CNA), Event Structure Analysis (ESA) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), in particular. I also have a strong interest in questions of research design more broadly defined as well as meta-science, i.e. the scientific study of science itself. Last but not least, I occupy myself with possibilities to improve the teaching of empirical research methods and data analytics at all levels of higher education, using computational innovations and graphical tools.

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You find seven further pages on this site. About provides a short CV. Under News, I post information on my latest publications and events. Commentaries on various topics of interest to me are collected under Blog. Software I have authored can be found under SoftwareTeaching offers material from courses I have taught over the years. My electronic business card can be found under Contact, and Misc is just a collection of links that might be useful to you if you happen to share some of my research interests or teaching activities.


Latest News: Award of Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship

For a project titled "ACCORds: Advancing Configurational Comparative Research Methods", I have been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship, funded with 1.4 million Swiss Francs, at the University of Lucerne. With this project, which starts in September 2017, I intend to take Configurational Comparative Methods (CCMs), such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Coincidence Analysis (CNA), a quantum leap forward. More specifically, the project aims to significantly enhance the functionality of CCMs, to address broader theoretical and epistemological questions in relation to CCMs, and to develop corresponding software in order to make all advances achieved within the context of ACCORds publicly available to the scientific community. For more details, see also this communication from the University of Lucerne (in German only).