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). 

Dates and time

Wednesday 14 Nov

15:00-17:00

Friday 16 Nov

12:00-14:00

Wednesday 21 Nov

15:00-17:00

Friday 23 Nov

12:00-14:00

Wednesday 28 Nov

15:00-17:00

Friday 30 Nov

12:00-14:00

Wednesday 5 Dec

10:00-12:00

Friday 7 Dec

12:00-14:00

Wednesday 12 Dec

15:00-17:00

Friday 14 Dec

12:00-14:00

Wednesday 19 Dec

15:00-17:00

Friday 21 Dec

12:00-14:00

Friday 25 Jan

10:00-16:00

Registration

You can register for this course by sending an email to: aissr@uva.nl. 

Published by  AISSR

17 September 2018