Institution: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Heike Klüver
Place: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20534 Hamburg, Germany
Registration: Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on the website of the respective event (see below).
This course will introduce PhD students to the fundamentals of crafting a research design in the Social Sciences. A well-thought and carefully designed research plan is the key to a good disser-tation. The research design specifies how you are going to carry out your research project and, particularly, how to use empirical evidence to answer your research question. This course is designed to introduce students to the core issues involved in developing a sound research design.
The course will cover basic issues of crafting a research design such as finding a research question, conceptualization and measurement and we will talk about different research design types. Students will also have the possibility to present their own research designs in the light of the different design strategies discussed in the seminar and are expected to actively participate in the seminar meetings.
About the trainer
Prof Dr Heike Klüver is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Hamburg. She previously worked as Professor of Empirical Political Science at the University of Bamberg.