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Process Tracing

21 – 25 October 2024, Online

Taught by Wouter Wolfs

Limited spaces available - register here now to secure your space.

Learn when and how to use process tracing methodology most effectively with our online course led by Wouter Wolfs. Gain insight into the key aspects of process tracing through practical, hands-on advice and techniques that can be applied to your research project.

Wouter Wolfs

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This online course offers a practical introduction to using Process Tracing (PT) methods in your research. It dives deep into process tracing methodology, covering its foundations, practical applications, and nuances, making it an engaging and informative learning experience.

The course uses a combination of pre-class assignments, such as readings and pre-recorded videos, as well as daily interactive live sessions via an online platform. This also includes small-group work, short, focused tasks and troubleshooting exercises to ensure engagement with the course content.

Prior knowledge about the fundamentals of research design and an introduction to qualitative research are recommended but not required.

ECTS Credits

3 ECTS credits awarded for engaging fully in class activities.
1 additional ECTS credit awarded for completing a post-course assignment.


Wouter Wolfs is a Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Public Governance Institute of the KU Leuven. His research is focused on EU politics, political finance, the organisation of political parties and parliaments, and legislative capacity-building. He is an experienced tutor and has applied process tracing methodology extensively in his research.


Why take our courses?

Future-proof your research

We offer renowned training on quantitative and qualitative methods particularly salient in social science research.

Learn from the best

We harness the know-how of leading methodologists to help you tackle your project with confidence.

What you'll get


Access pre-recorded lectures, annotated readings, exercises, and more – all in your very own digital environment.


Get quality interaction with your Instructor and fellow participants, with live sessions and smaller class sizes.

Fees and registration

Registration is now open! Read the full course outline here, add the course to your basket and head to checkout.

  • ECPR Member £492.50 per course
  • Non-Member £985 per course

Your space is not secured until your registration is paid in full.


Discover below what past participants have shared about their experiences.

'Extremely valuable and clear'

The explanations were extremely valuable and clear, the readings were relevant and the interactive exercises cemented our knowledge.

'Valuable personal feedback'

I also received some greatly valued personal feedback concerning my research which I had not expected.

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