beeld_hhSubject: Classical and modern debate on the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods from a gender perspective.

Organisers: dr. Inge Bleijenbergh, prof.dr. Willy Jansen
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Time: Friday May 22 and June 5, 2015.
Place: Huize Heyendaal, Radboud University Nijmegen

Registration: Please send the fully completed Registration Form to before May 13, 2015.

Objective: Students will be able to recognize gender bias in the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. They will be able to critically reflect upon the choice and application of research methods from a gender perspective in their own PhD research.

Design: The course takes two full days, with an alternation of lectures, discussion of literature and discussion of assignments made by students. The first day will focus on qualitative research methods, the second day on quantitative research methods. Both days will take the different phases in the research process into consideration, namely design, research question, operationalization, choice of methods for accessing sources, data collection, data-analysis and interpretation and reporting. In order to receive a certificate participants must have actively participated in both days, read the assigned literature, written two short assignments on their own method selection, and actively participated in the discussions.

Institutional context: Interdisciplinary, interfaculty project under the heading of the Institute for Gender Studies and the Faculty of Management Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) and the Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kleve. The proposed course is part of new curriculum development and will be evaluated accordingly afterwards.
Participants: Estimated number of students: 15. The maximum is set at 20 PhD researchers in order to enable in depth discussion. The course is also open to advanced MA students and other young researchers for the remaining places.

Costs: The course is sponsored by the European 7th framework programme supported STAGES project so there are no fees for this course. Travel and lunch costs are for the students own account.

For the full programme see Research methods from a gender perspective_2015. The Registration Form can be found on page 4.