FSS 2018



will take place at KU Leuven,

 Van den Heuvelinstitute,

Dekenstraat 2, 3000 Leuven


September 10th – 21th 2018


FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer School aiming at providing practical methodological and statistical training to young researchers (particularly PhD students) from all disciplines.

After the success of the FLAMES Summer School in 2013 (at KULeuven), 2014 (at UGent), 2015 (at VUB), 2016 (at UHasselt) and 2017 (at UAntwerp) and with the useful feedback of its participants, we will offer an even better experience, improving on both content and shape.

Whether you are a complete dummy, a starter with a limited knowledge, or a more experienced researcher with a broad basic knowledge in the world of methodology and statistics, the FLAMES summer school offers courses on your level, which emphasizes everyday research practice.

The program consists of 16 courses (called modules) from which participants can choose. Each module seamlessly connects theory with hands-on exercises or lab sessions, focusing on various disciplines and software packages whenever possible. The basic courses are combined in 2 recommended tracks, that directly connect to the prior knowledge of the participant.

This year the FLAMES Summer School will take place at KU Leuven, Van den Heuvelinstitute.


An overview of the program is given here.

Course modules offered in week 1:

  • Module 1          Basic Parametric Statistics 
  • Module 2          Multilevel Analysis *** Fully booked***
  • Module 3          Qualitative Data Analysis with NVIVO *** Fully booked***
  • Module 4          Introduction to Practical Statistics
  • Module 5          Research Design
  • Module 6          Generalized Linear Models 
  • Module 7          Writing Packages in R 

Course modules offered in week 2:

  • Module 8       Basic Non-Parametric Statistics 
  • Module 9       Factor Analysis
  • Module 10     Data Mining
  • Module 11     Basic Regression Analysis
  • Module 12     Time Series Analysis
  • Module 13     Focus Groups *** Fully booked***
  • Module 14     From Research Theme to Qualitative Research Design
  • Module 15     Narrative Research 
  • Module 16     Bayesian Data Analysis


Additionaly there will be an ''Essential Tools for R" course in the last week of August, more specifically from 27th to 30th August 2018.





Before registering, we suggest to check all the relevant information contained in the other sections (Program, Course content, Biographies, Directions).




Local organizers at KU Leuven: Cristina Cametti and Koen Plevoets (KU Leuven FLAMES coordinators)
Contact: fss2018@kuleuven.be

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 09:30 to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 17:00