Opportunity: Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods (Jun 30-Jul 5, 2014)

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is running a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research from 30 June to 5 July 2014. The Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods provides the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research, whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects, reports for NGOs, international organisations and governments, or to support litigation. Topics covered include: qualitative interviewing; qualitative data analysis; interviewing survivors of human rights violations; carrying out sensitive research; research ethics; reflections on research from the perspective of donors; ethnographic research methods for human rights; applying ethnographic methods for short term field research; fact-finding, investigations and research: convergence and divergence in the human rights field; a conversation with UN Special Rapporteurs; NGO research methods; researching in post-conflict and repressive societies; counting human rights violations; standards and surveys; socioeconomic and administrative statistics; comparative case studies. For more information, visit: http://www.essex.ac.uk/hrc/summerschool. 

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