Call for Applications: Workshop on “Research in Think Tanks: Developing Your Own Research Design & Qualitative Data Analysis”

Young researchers and analysts working in Ukrainian research insti­tu­tions and think tanks are warmly invited to apply for the workshop “Research in Think Tanks: Devel­oping Your Own Research Design & Quali­tative Data Analysis” which is taking place in Kyiv on 12 and 13 March 2019. The workshop is organised within the framework of the project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC) which is conducted by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP).

During the workshop, the partic­i­pants will focus on devel­oping their own research design and the role of quali­tative methods in (policy) research. During the first part of the workshop, the partic­i­pants will learn how to sketch a well-designed research proposal and will address the following questions among others: What is a research puzzle? How do I determine my research question? Which role does theory play and which methods will allow me to properly answer my research question? How do I write an abstract?

During the second part, quali­tative methods will be the focal point of the training. The partic­i­pants will explore different kinds of quali­tative data collection methods, will discuss about profes­sional scien­tific standards and will be intro­duced to the variety of data analysis methods and the of use digital tools within the analysis process.

The working languages are Ukrainian & English. Appli­ca­tions will be possible until 28 February 2019 via this form (in Ukrainian). Please note that appli­cants are required to indicate a brief research idea which will be elabo­rated upon during the workshop. Inter­ested persons from the regions are highly encouraged to apply. The organ­isers will compensate for travel and accom­mo­dation costs for the duration of the training. Monday, 11 March, and Thursday, 14 March, should be used as arrival and departure days.

The project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC) aims at promoting profes­sional expertise among Ukrainian think tanks, creating synergies between German and Ukrainian think tanks and trans­ferring knowledge about devel­op­ments in Ukraine to Germany. PAIC is conducted in close cooper­ation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democ­ratic Initia­tives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv) and the think tanks devel­opment and research initiative think twice UA (Kyiv) and is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office.

In case of questions or inquiries, please contact: Andrii Sukharyna (andrii.sukharyna@dif.org.ua) or Mona Richter (mona.richter@iep-berlin.de).


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