Masterclass on methodologies: Crossing boundaries in social scientific research
On Tuesday December 13th we organize a masterclass about methodological approaches in social sciences. These approaches influence the angle a researcher adopts towards the topic under investigation, the unit of analysis, the approach towards generalization and the type of policy recommendations resulting from the inquiry. Choices that we make in our research depend more on our academic education and the kind of scientist we prefer to be than on the characteristics of the researched problem. In this masterclass we will learn more about the different methodologies available in the social sciences, their strengths and weaknesses, and the different ways in which they may be policy relevant.
This masterclass is open for master and PhD students from all disciplines who want to know more about social scientific methodologies. To participate, the participant should pass the admission procedure. Participation in the seminar is free of any costs, although Participants have to cover their own expenses (e.g. accommodation, travel and subsistence). Selected students, who participate in the masterclass, receive a certificate of participation at the end of the masterclass.
This master class is part of the international conference: “How Indonesia works: Governance, Democracy and Citizenship” taking place on 12 and 13 December 2016, at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.