Capacity-Building Workshop on “Research Methodologies, Publication, Dissemination and Uptake”

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You are invited to this year’s Capacity-Building Workshop on “Research Methodologies, Publication, Dissemination and Uptake” next week on 28-29 March 2017. The theme, as formulated above, clearly shows that the workshop will cover both essentials on research methodologies in social sciences as well as the most effective ways to ensure that research outcome reach the end users; be they academics, policy-makers or practitioners. For this reason, interested academics, policy-makers and practitioners are encouraged to attend. A team of outstanding and experienced researchers, policy-makers and practitioners has been put together to ensure that the presentations and exchanges are of a high quality.

Kigali Genocide Memorial
KG 14 Ave, Kigali
28-29 March 2017; 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Event Programme

DAY 1: THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS

8.30 am Registration
9.00am  Introductive remarks (Dr.James Smith)

Session 1: Designing research

9.10-10.00 am
An overview of approaches to research in social sciences: rationale, qualitative
and quantitative methodologies (Reverien Interayamahanga)

10.00-10.50 am
Use of theory in research: Integrating theoretical and empirical components (Dr.Phil Clark)

10.50 am 

COFFEE BREAK

11.20-12.00
Beyond formalism: critical engagement with research methodologies (Dr.Felix Ndahinda)

12.00-01.00 pm 

LUNCH BREAK

01:00-02:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                      

1 Practical case: Using theory in research (Alice Karekezi and Dr.Nikki Palmer)

Session 2: Data access and ethics: Navigating the research landscape

02:00-02:.50 pm

Fieldwork among elite (Christopher Kayumba)

02:50-03.40 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Organising and conducting grassroots fieldwork (Augustin Kimonyo)

03:40-04:30 pm
Fieldwork on Politically and Culturally Sensitive Topics (Dr.Agee Shyaka Mugabe)

04:30-05:30 pm
Returning from the Field: discussing fieldwork issues (Jason Mosley) &
analysing and writing up empirical material (Dr.Phil Clark)

DAY 2: RESEARCH PUBLICATION, DISSEMINATION and UPTAKE

Session3. Publishing research for academic and non-academic users

9:00-09:50 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

An Editor’s Overview of publishing Standards and Strategies (Jason Mosley)

09:50-10:40 pm
Practical Tips on academic writing and contacting journal and book Publishers (Dr.Phil Clark)

10.40-11:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:00 pm
Experience sharing: navigating the path to publication and dissemination of
academic work (Dr.Nikki Palmer & Dr.Felix Ndahinda)

Session4. Research dissemination and uptake

12:00-12:10 pm
Dissemination of academic research to different audiences then and now (Dr. Felix Ndahinda)

12:10-13:00 pm
Research for policymaking and practitioner: Researcher’s perspective (Dr AgeeShyaka Mugabe);

Policymaker’s perspective (TBC) and Practitioner’s views (Dr.James Smith)

01:00-01:40 pm

Connecting research to media (Dr.Margaret Jjuuko)

01:40 pm

Closing remarks (Dr.Felix Ndahinda)

02:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

LUNCH