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“The project proposal appeared so clear but now I do not know where to start.”
“I do not know what my research could add to clarify this issue. It is so obvious what the outcome is going to be.”
“Really, everything in my project is so important and interesting. I guess I need some help to learn how to focus.”
Do you recognize any of the above concerns? Then this course is for you! Also, when you have little idea about what aspects of methodology could be important to your project, then this course is of interest for you too!
The aim of this course is to offer insight into the process of (getting started with) research and the methodological pitfalls you may encounter between formulating a research problem and writing a scientific paper. This course addresses research design and methodological issues for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods strategies.
In this course, organised by WASS and SENSE, we go through the steps from turning a socially relevant interest into a scientifically sound research problem, writing a research proposal and composing a research report. Assignments require you to work on your own project. By the end of this course you will have developed a (skeleton) research or a paper proposal, depending on your entrance level and the complexity of the PhD proposal..
|Intended credits||4.0 ECTS|
|Course fees||WASS and WIMEK/SENSE PhDs with TSP: € 325|
Other PhDs, postdocs and academic staff: € 650
Participants from the private sector: € 1000
|Course organisation||Wageningen School of Social Sciences|
|More information||Course planning|
|Course outline||Download (pdf)|