Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods May 22-June 21, 2018

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
May 22, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Ethnic History / Studies, Research and Methodology, Social Sciences, Sociology

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Summer Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for motivated undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  The CER Summer Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by advanced graduate students. The topics in the seminars include the following:

  • The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
  • Participant Observation
  • In-Depth Interviewing
  • Qualitative Data Analysis

In addition to these weekly seminars, each participant will meet individually with the instructors and receive feedback on research project development and design.  

During the CER workshop, students develop an empirical research project proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project. Students will walk away with a refined 6-page research proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, graduate school, or fellowship application. They will also gain first-hand experience in qualitative research data collection and analysis methods through a collective research project conducted during the six weeks of the workshop.

In addition to in-person group seminars on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4:30, participants are expected to meet weekly with the graduate mentors on their individual projects. Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours per week in seminars, meetings, and completing assignments.

The application is available here.  Review of applications will begin April 2, 2018. Applications received after April 2 will be considered if space is available. Applicants will be notified within two weeks.

More information.

Please note, we also have a one week intensive workshop for advanced graduate students, faculty, and professionals.

Still have questions? Contact cer@berkeley.edu 510 642-0813

Contact Info: 

Dr. Harpreet Zoglauer: cer@berkeley.edu

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