The seminar will give an overview of a range of different methods in Peace & Conflict Studies and will be taught by a range of different lecturers in the form of a “ring seminar” with online videos. It will be structured in three parts. The first part is concerned with more general questions surrounding the research process, including reflections on different epistemological perspectives on research methods, research questions and research practices. The second part of the seminar will turn to positivist methods including comparative case studies design, surveys, interviews and content analysis. Part three will turn to post-positivist approaches and include session on discourse and visual analysis, ethnographic approaches and participatory action research. Each session will be accompanied by a tutorial in which the participants have time to complete and discuss an exercise set by the corresponding lecturer.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer
Preconditions for participation:
1. At least 30 ECTS in the social sciences.
Registration for this course until October 11th
1. Fill out the form in the sign up button below. Your application will be forwarded to Magdeburg University and they will turn to you about about the following step.
2. Since this is an ECTS course from Magdeburg University, you will get all relevant information when you have been admitted to the course.
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