Surveys are a popular instrument in social sciences and are increasingly used in sustainability research - often in combination with other methods. Translating research questions into survey instruments is always challenging, and it can be difficult for PhD students to anticipate methodological challenges and practical pitfalls before facing them in the field. This is particularly the case in research on sustainability in a North-South context, that brings along more risks regarding implementation.
In this methodological class we will examine what is required to implement effectively surveys in a North-South context. The course will offer a learning space and platform to acquire specific competencies on survey design, and specific time slots will be reserved to discuss and address methodological questions and practical challenges faced by students. The class will be structured around four main topics:
Overall learning objectives
Specific learning objectives:
This interactive seminar seeks to build on the knowledge of both participants and facilitators to identify the value of Political Ecology approaches to survey recent developments. The 2022 edition of this block course will engage in how to address decolonial geography today with Political Ecology perspectives and tools with Prof. Irène Hirt of the Université de Genève.
This year, the doctoral seminar is joined to the public seminar on the Decolonizing Geography and Environmental Studies'. On the morning of 6th Oct, the session will be specifically for the doctoral students and Irène Hirt (University of Geneva) will be the speaker of the Doctoral seminar. For the program details and agenda can be viewed here: at https://www.unil.ch/igd/decolonizing-geography-and-environmental-studies
This PhD colloquium is dedicated to elaborating and discussing difficulties encountered during research. Each PhD student will be invited to present his or her most critical problem, which the group will then discuss along with potential solutions. The participating PhD students will find adequate answers to their main difficulties in research; this will enable them to improve the quality of their research.
The PhD candidates are1) able to artiulate the research challenges (conceptually, thematically, methodologically) they face.2) have adequate answers to their main difficulties in research.3) able to improve the quality of their research.
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