1-Day Workshop on “Best Practices of Working with Qualitative Data”

Co-sponsor: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)

Dates: July 26 2019
Venue: TBC
Working Language: English (additional limited assistance in other languages to aid comprehension may be possible)

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites faculty, graduate and advanced undergraduate students to participate in a 1-day workshop on “Best Practices of Working with Qualitative Data” organized on July 26, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop will be delivered by Jane Kitaevich from the Department of Political Science, University of Michigan.

Funding for this workshop is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Description Qualitative methodology is a commonly used scientific approach in various social science disciplines to develop theories and test hypotheses through a systematic data collection and analysis. How can qualitative methods help researchers investigate their questions in a rigorous and systematic manner? What are some of the best practices to improve the quality and reliability of the data? How can scholars process qualitative data and communicate their results most effectively to the academic and lay audience?

This workshop will focus on several key components of qualitative research, giving workshop participants an overview of the latest theoretical discussions in the literature, as well as offering an opportunity to apply some of the best practices in qualitative data management, processing, and analysis to participants’ own research. Special attention will be given to important considerations a researcher ought to take into account when devising research designs that rely heavily or partially on qualitative data.

Intended Audience: This workshop is intended primarily for scholars in social sciences (e.g.: political science, economics, history, anthropology, and sociology) or faculty of law or business/organisational studies who use, or are interested in using qualitative data in their research. Exceptions can apply.

Please use the following link to apply: https://docs.google.com/…/1UI_5T9LPfsRde9bmSumh3puT…/prefill

Deadline for submission: July 12, 2019

Successful applicants will be notified no later than: July 15, 2019

Minimum requirements for eligibility:

● Represent a field in the social sciences (political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, history) or faculty of law or business/organisational studies

● Have English-language proficiency–the workshop will be highly interactive; at the very minimum, you should be comfortable following instructions and the lecture-component of the workshop.

The event is co-sponsored by American Research Institute for the South Caucasus (ARISC). ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.