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** courses offered in 2023


Qualitative analysis
Advanced Interview Skills and Focus Group Discussions
+2 Elective course


Quantitative analysis
Survey Design
+2 Elective course


** courses offered in 2023


Academic Writing and Literature Review**
Legal Research/Analysis
Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Conflict Analysis

Climate Change Research
Data Visualization
Policy Engagement and Communication

Course Descriptions

Academic Writing and Literature Review

Deadline: 9th March 2023
Date: 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April
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Cost: $220 (USD)

Course descriptions

This course will help you transition your writing from civil society report writing to a more formal academic style. It will allow you to take your existing writing skills and add new analysis and stronger secondary support. Academic writing needs a clear understanding of differences between findings, discussions and conceptual/theoretical framework. Also, researchers need to be able to identify and use academic sources and readings to put together and waved into their literature review. Literature review gives an overview of the existing knowledge to identify the gaps in current research. Writing the section can be challenging as it requires strong foundation of academic writing skills. Strong academic writing can help researchers reach new audiences around the world.

        In this course you will:

  • Learn and practice how to write clearly and concisely.
  • Distinguish the differences between findings, discussion, and conceptual/theoretical framework.
  • Look into the use of literature review in practice.
  • Discuss and practice identifying and utilizing sources in literature review.
  • Analyze the importance of diversity in key citations.
  • And write a literature review section summarizing theories and identifying the gaps by comparing data to theories.

Applied Ethics and Risk Assessment

Deadline: 9th March 2023
Date: 19th, 26rd March and 2nd, 9rd April
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Cost: $220 (USD)

Course Description

Research can bring many benefits to participants, researchers and affected communities, but it can also bring a lot of risk. Research ethics principles help us to make sure our research limits the harm done and maximizes benefit. Applying these principles is different depending on the context, especially when research involves marginalized or vulnerable populations. Risk assessments help identify possible risks and make plans to avoid or mitigate them, which is an important part of conducting ethical research.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the basic principles and practices of research ethics;
  • Apply those principles to diverse contexts and communities, including identifying special risks or vulnerabilities which need to be addressed for marginalized or vulnerable groups or for research in conflict-affected areas;
  • Identify and plan to avoid or mitigate risks that you might face in your research, including digital and physical risks; and
  • Conduct a risk assessment and create an ethics plan to make sure your research is ethical!