This one-week short course, run by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), covers research methods and ethics relating to the interdisciplinary study of refugees and forced migration.

This intensive research methods course provides high-quality training in methodology and ethics, by drawing on the extensive teaching experience and networks of the RLI. The course is aimed primarily at early PhD students working on forced migration issues in the fields of social and political sciences and law. Nevertheless, it is also pertinent to early career researchers, humanitarian and development workers, civil society, and consultants working on issues relating to displaced persons.

The course will:

  • Introduce you to qualitative and quantitative research methods, with a special focus on their applications in refugee and forced migration contexts
  • Expose you to recognised best practice and ethical standards related to the study of forced migration
  • Develop your intellectual and independent research skills so you will become more confident in designing and running your own research projects