Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Methodology Course Research Design

The objective of this course is to help AISSR students of all disciplines to develop the research design and methodology for their own research project.

All stages of research are discussed: the theoretical conception of the research question via concept- and/or hypothesis-building, the definition and operationalisation of propositions, case and/or data selection and choice of method of analysis, as well as analysis and interpretation of results.

This is not a methods course, but a course about research design. Using practical examples drawn from participants' projects, the lecturers will discuss the merits and shortcomings of different epistemological and methodological approaches, the ways in which research using these different approaches and methods can be designed and which common mistakes need to be avoided. This course is lectured by Brian Burgoon and Annette Freyberg-Inan.
Link to the syllabus.

The course is equal to 12 ECTS. 

The programme consists of 12 sessions of two hours, over the period of 6 weeks (2 sessions per week). The course will be organized in the second semester, Spring 2019. Depending on the number of registrations, we will consider organizing an extra session in November 2018. More information will follow soon.


You can register for this course by sending an email to: 

Published by  AISSR

27 June 2018