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Seasoned Scholar Workshops

Political Research Exchange - PRX

Seasoned Scholar Workshops

Seasoned Scholar Workshops

We've designed three-day methods Workshops specifically for experienced scholars. The next Workshop will take place at the 2020 Winter Methods School in Bamberg, from 13–15 February:

Who should take these workshops?

Experienced scholars who hold a PhD. You should have significant research experience beyond your PhD and / or be employed in a senior academic role.

Typical research methods needs / challenges you might face include:

  • writing up the methods section of a research project
  • fine-tuning/tweaking/enriching the method(s) and design for a funded project
  • arbitrating between methodological options in an ongoing project
  • updating your knowledge of recent evolutions in methods applicable to your field
  • troubleshooting your own methods use
  • writing up methods sections for work-in-progress publications; strategically reflecting about your publications
  • learning which methods experts to contact for what
  • getting advice on methods training for your team members
  • receiving feedback on a syllabus you are putting together
  • getting advice on methodological topics in existing syllabi
  • writing up methods sections of publications (articles, books, reports, etc)

We recognise that time is scarce for seasoned scholars like you. These workshops offer you a time-efficient formula to get tailored advice from senior methodologists and their dedicated assistants.

Workshop structure

Phase 1 – Input

In the months leading up to the Workshop, prospective participants email the Advisors with the core methodological questions / problems they face. The Advisors will develop and refine their Workshops accordingly.

Phase 2 – The Workshop: 15 hours over three days

The Advisor will organise each day’s schedule around participants’ needs. Workshops will contain no more than six participants. The Advisor will have at least three daily contact hours with the full group or sub-group.

The Workshop will involve group discussions / Q&A sessions around each participant’s personal projects, as well as discussions on overarching methodological issues.

There will be ample time for one-to-one meetings with the Advisor and his Teaching Assistant.

Workshop fees (based on 2019 fees)

€2,040 for those from ECPR Member institutions

€3,060 for non-Members

Catering included in the fee:

  • Lunch, drinks and snacks on all three days
  • Informal dinner on day 1
  • Informal dinner on day 3

Phase 3 – Additional guidance

In the three months following the Workshops, the Advisor and his TA will remain available for up to four Skype appointments per particpant. You are also welcome to email them for further guidance.