e-WORKSHOP

e-Summer Schools

E-Workshop: Research Design for Ph.D. Students by Joseph Okeyo Obosi

This e-Workshop will be an overview of how to identify appropriate topics; linking the topic with research objectives and research questions; concept formations, typologies, and causal mechanisms; methods and techniques; literature review and designing research.

 

Number of Students: 5-6 Students

Documents required to apply: Draft research project of a maximum of 6 pages on a public policy topic (pdf format).

Format: 2 sessions of 3 hours each via ZOOM

Date: 22nd and 23rd April 2020

Timetable: 14:00 - 17:00 East African Time

 

E-Workshop: Qualitative research methods by Philippe Zittoun

The aim of this e-Workshop is to provide first-year Ph.D. students with an overview of how to conduct and analyse qualitative research (such as interviews, comparative work, ethnography, document analysis) and apply it to their research.

 

Number of Students: 8 Students

Documents required to apply: Draft research project of a maximum of 6 pages on a public policy topic (pdf format).

Format: 2 sessions of 2 hours each via ZOOM

Date: To be determined

Timetable: To be determined CET working hours

 

E-Workshop: Designing Research in the Social Sciences  [Ph.D. Students/PostDocs] by Claudio Radaelli

In this e-Workshop Professor Radaelli will share his experience as an author in the field of research design and researcher leading on several empirical research projects. How do we choose a topic? What is the difference between a claim and an argument? What is the role of theory in a project? How do I know if I am leaving something out? How can we address the questions of ‘so what’ an ‘who cares about this project’? I will not talk about methods but rather about the construction of a research project.

 

Key references:

Becker, H.S. 1998. Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing It. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Booth, W.C., G.CG. Colomb, and J.M. Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Maggetti, M., F. Gilardi, and C.M. Radaelli. 2012. Designing Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage.

 

Number of Students: 10 Students

Documents required to apply: Draft research project of maximum 6 pages on a public policy topic (pdf format).

Format: 2 sessions of 3 hours each via ZOOM

Date: 23 and 24 June 2020

Timetable: 16:30 - 18:30 GMT (UK)