EDiTE at EERA Summer School on Qualitative and Mixed Method Designs

EDiTE is proud that this year it was Masaryk University (MU, EDiTE partner university) that hosted the EERA Summer School titled ‘Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing’ between 9-13rd July, in Brno. The organising team, including some EDiTE researchers (Petr Novotný, Roman Švaříček, Klára Šedová, Ondřej Bárta, Zuzana Šmideková) did an excellent job in arranging a whole week full of interesting keynote speeches, workshops and social gatherings, encouraging young researchers to learn and form friendships. Furthermore, EDiTE researchers Dev Raj Paneru (MU), Kinley Seden (MU), Deisi Yunga (ELTE) and Nikolett Szelei (IEUL) presented their PhD projects during the group sessions, specifically discussing their methodologies and findings with PhD candidates from many countries and experts in educational research. On behalf of the whole EDiTE community we congratulate Masaryk University and EERA for organising such a great summer school!


EDiTE researchers (Kinley Seden, Deisi Yunga, Nikolett Szelei, Dev Raj Paneru) at EERA summer school, Masaryk University, Brno

EDiTE at the EERA Summer School 2017

EDiTE was present at the European Educational Research Association (EERA) Summer School on ‘Methods and Methodology in Educational Research’, co-organised by the Johannes Kepler University of Linz and the Federal Institute for Education Research, Innovation and Development of the Austrian School System (BIFIE), which took place from 10 – 14 July 2017 in Linz, Austria. EDiTE Researcher Vasileios Symeonidis participated in the activities and workshops of the summer school, presenting the methodology of his research on Europeanisation in teacher education. Moreover, Petr Novotný, EDiTE supervisor, acted as tutor on workshops related to student learning.

The Summer School included opportunities to network with researchers from around Europe and connect with the EERA Emerging Researchers’ Group ( During the lectures, various educational projects were presented to showcase the methodologies employed, while methodology workshops for participants included introduction to social network analysis, grounded theory, and focus groups. A study visit to the headquarters of BIFIE in Salzburg was organised, giving participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with competence oriented education and outcome monitoring in Austria.