Nijmegen, Netherlands

Interpretive Research Methods

when 20 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 575

A course that introduces approaches from narrative methods to discourse analysis and the typical steps of the research process - from how to formulate interpretive research questions to how to present and document them.

Course leader

Marie Østergaard Møller
Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Society
Aalborg University, Denmark

Target group

- Master
- PhD
- Post-doc
- Professional

This PhD level course is open to all researchers aiming at bringing their research to the next level. It is particularly designed for those who have an interest in interpretation as an analytical competence and/or as an object of their own study. The course speaks to beginners of the discipline and is primarily aimed at social science students such as ethnography, anthropology, political science, sociology, international relations, public administration, public policy, public health among others. The course is organized around the typical steps of a research process - from how to formulate an interpretive research question to how to present and document interpretive analyses.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Operationalize interpretive research questions
- Select and collect material for interpretation
- Analyze material using interpretive strategies
- Condense and present interpretive analyses

Credits info

2 EC
2 ECTS credits, with the possibility of an extra 1-3 ECTS credits depending on additional course work and assignments handed in during or after the summer school (for a possible total of up to 5 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 575: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 518 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 489 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 431 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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