Who should take this workshop?
Scholars with significant research experience beyond the PhD. Typical research methods needs / challenges you might face include:
- writing up the methods section of a research project
- choosing the appropriate method(s) for a funded project
- arbitrating between methodological options
- updating your knowledge of recent evolutions in methods applicable to your field
- troubleshooting your own methods use
- 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.
We recognise that time is scarce for seasoned scholars like you. This workshop offers you a time-efficient formula to get tailored advice from senior methodologists.
March–June 2018 – input phase, registration and confirmation of the workshop
To take part, email Benoît before Monday 7 May (though the earlier the better) with a list of core questions or problems you currently face. Benoît will then tailor this workshop to your needs.
Registration closes on Thursday 31 May; first come, first served. To guarantee best-quality advice and peer-to-peer interaction, we will take a maximum of nine participants.
Workshop confirmation no later than Monday 4 June.
The workshop, 26 – 28 July; 15 hours over three days
Seasoned Scholar Workshop 02 takes place in parallel with Seasoned Scholar Workshop 01, a quantitative methods workshop taught by CEU’s Tamás Rudas
If both Workshops are confirmed, and should it meet with the participants' needs, we will convene a common session involving Tamás and Benoît, their Teaching Assistants and participants from all workshops.
Benoît will organise each day’s schedule flexibly, around participants’ needs. 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 Benoît and his TA.
You can book at least one appointment with the other Seasoned Scholar Workshop instructor Tamás, and you’ll have the chance to talk informally with other methods experts over dinner on the final day.
- Lunch + coffee/tea/soft drinks/light snacks provided on all three days
- Informal dinner on day 1 (teaching staff & workshop participants)
- Informal dinner on day 3 (teaching staff & workshop participants, plus ECPR Methods School instructors selected for their expertise in topics directly relevant to participants)
August–October 2018 – additional guidance, if needed
Benoît and his Teaching Assistant will remain available for up to four Skype appointments per participant. You are also welcome to email them for further guidance.