Netherlands, Utrecht

Advanced Qualitative and Legal Methods in Criminology

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1345

Despite their different backgrounds (mainly from law and social sciences), PhD candidates in criminology often lack an advanced training in qualitative and legal research methods, or a platform where to discuss the methodological challenges within their projects. The course is open for PhD researchers from various disciplines preparing or conducting their fieldwork in the field of criminology. It will combine modules run by staff from the different universities involved in the DCGC, seminars for discussing readings and research progress, and time to work on their own research projects. Four modules will focus on: a) conducting ethnographic open interviews and participant observation; b) analyzing visual data (photos, images, films) and discourse analysis; c) applying a range of relevant legal methods (including content analysis of legal texts and jurisprudence, discourse analysis, case and comparative legal methods); and d) qualitative data analysis and reporting.

Course leader

Brenda Oude Breuil and Dami?n Zaitch

Target group

The course is open for PhD candidates from various disciplines (law, social sciences, humanities) conducting criminological research. Participants should have previous knowledge in qualitative methods.

Course aim

After this course, PhD candidates will be able to: a) make choices, apply and critically reflect on various qualitative and legal research methods useful for their research projects; b) analyse and report qualitative data obtained using those methods.

Fee info

EUR 1345: Course + course materials + housing + mealplan
EUR 995: Course + course materials

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