Workshop on Research Methodology, Tbilisi

Call for applicants for PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers

Workshop on Research Methodology (working languages: English and Russian)

2-3 October 2015, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Deadline 31 August 2015

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tallinn University and Dublin City University are pleased to invite PhD students and early-stage postdoctoral researchers (up to 2 years after defending their doctorate) enrolled in universities based in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and working in any discipline related to the social sciences, to join a two-day workshop on research methodology.

The workshop will benefit from the support and expertise of a team of international scholars who have experience in a wide array of methodological approaches and data collection methods in the field of social sciences. The event is built on the experience of previous successful training events organised for the Baltic region and we hope to use a similar approach to benefit local students. For an overview of previous events see:

http://www.tlu.ee/et/riigiteaduste-instituut/teadus–ja-arendustegevus/teadus–ja-arendusprojektid/Tensions/Doctoral-workshop-2015

http://www.tlu.ee/en/institute-of-political-science-and-governance/research-and-development/projects/Tensions

The workshop will be a valuable opportunity for doctoral students and scholars from the region to present their research and receive tailored feedback from international experts, while at the same time networking and getting to know each other. Participants will:

1)    deliver a presentation on their methodological approach and to receive feedback from peers and senior scholars

2)    receive access to a large network in the region and beyond with a perspective of creating synergies across countries and regions

3)    attend a training session on how to prepare an  abstract for an international conference

Please send an abstract (max 300 words) and a short biographical statement with contact details to Prof Ketevan Kutsishvili by the 31st of August 2015.

[email protected]

To ensure full consideration please cc also to:

Alisa Datunashvili [email protected]

Anete Grosberga [email protected]

You can refer to the above addresses if you have any queries

Abstracts should briefly outline the theme of the ongoing research project and its methodology and data collection methods. There is no obligation to submit a full paper in advance of the workshop, but if you wish to do so we will assign you a discussant who will provide you with tailored feedback and advice.

Financial conditions

Accommodation and meals will be provided during the two days of the event for all participants but participants should take care of their own travel arrangements.

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