Research Courses

19 - 23 Aug 2019

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics

This seminar provides an in-depth introduction to case-based methods and process analytics. We begin with some preliminaries (epistemology, ethics, transparency) and then survey key methods, including case studies, case selection and several techniques designed to capture process. The latter include interviewing, practice analytics and process tracing. Whenever possible, students will be introduced to both the positivist and interpretive variants of particular methods.  

In the course's second part, we move from the conceptual to the applied, examining case and process methods in action - in conflict zones and post-conflict settings. Epistemology, ethics, measurement and data-access/transparency are key themes throughout. The fundamental goal is for students to acquire sufficient knowledge to be smart, epistemologically plural and rigorous users of case-based research in conflict and post-conflict settings.

Deadline: 5 May 2019 - The application form is now closed.

The accepted applicants will be notifed by the end of May.


26 - 30 Aug 2019

NTNU Trondheim, Campus Dragvoll

30 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Doing Migration Research Today: Concepts, Ethics and Communication

Migration research globally takes place within a societal climate where contention over migration is substantial. In this course, we offer participants introduction to key themes in contemporary migration research, including around issues of governance, citizenship, transnationalism and belonging. We demonstrate how these themes speak to or intersect with prevailing contention over migration, at societal, family and individual levels, in Europe and globally. We will also explore what roles migration research can play to inform debates, contribute research-based perspectives, and engage with contention over migration in varying ways.

Application deadline: 31 July 2019.

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