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Courses for PhD students at Aarhus University

  • Conference Presentations: Preparation and Delivery
    This course aims to provide PhD students with insight into the key characteristics of effective academic oral presentations, as well as with knowledge and tools to develop skills and confidence in communicating research-related material in English. 
    For further information please see this page.

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Courses for all PhD students


  • Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis

    On 7-9 September 2022 PRIO will host the course Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis.

    This course spans all the stages of survey research, with an emphasis on studies of migration, displacement, ethnicity and transnationalism. It is designed to be relevant to PhD candidates who carry out their own surveys as well as to those that work with pre-existing survey data. In addition, the course provides a foundation for planning survey-based migration research after the PhD. The sessions address research design, approaches to sampling, development of survey instruments, technical solutions, management of data collection, quality assurance, data cleaning, analysis, and communication of results. The course also includes a session on combining survey data with ethnographic data in mixed-methods projects. The lecturers draw upon experience from survey research at different scales, from one-person projects to large-scale international research. Under each topic in the course, a key objective is to sensitize participants to the considerations, dilemmas, and options that will enable them to pursue relevant topics in-depth on their own. The course will use examples of data collection with SurveyCTO and analysis with Stata, but familiarity with specific software is not a prerequisite. Participants may benefit from also pursuing courses on the specific statistical analyses they plan to use, either before or after completing this course.

    Deadline for applications is 10 June 2022.

    For the full information about the course, see: https://www.peaceconflictresearch.org/Courses/Course/?x=1157

  • Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools and ethics

    On 12-14 September 2022 PRIO will host the course Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools and ethics.

    ​This course prepares participants for conducting ethnographic fieldwork and using fieldwork data in social-science research. It pays particular attention to doing fieldwork in challenging circumstances, such as those that are often encountered in research on peace and conflict, or in the contexts of migration and displacement. The sessions roughly follow the chronology from pre-fieldwork planning to post-fieldwork representation of data, and address both practical and principled concerns at each stage. Rather than attempting to provide blueprint answers, the course seeks to help participants reflect upon the dilemmas of fieldwork and make informed decisions for their own research.

    Deadline for applications is 10 June 2022.

    For the full information about the course, see: https://www.peaceconflictresearch.org/Courses/Course/?x=1158    

  • New PhD-level course 'Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities'
    PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April 2022.

    ​​This course explores the diverse roles of time in migration processes, as a key vantage point on migration theory. It is suited for doctoral students across the social sciences and humanities who do research on migration-related topics.

    The course consists of two parts: one day of online teaching, Monday 20 June 2022, and two days on site in Oslo the following week, 27-28 June 2022. The course is organized in conjunction with the IMISCOE Annual Conference, Europe's largest academic conference on migration, which takes place in Oslo from 29 June to 1 July 2022. 

    The content of the course deliberately spans diverse approaches to the study of time, from quantitative analyses of time series to ethnographic research on experiential temporalities. This broad scope fosters theoretical sensitivity and versatility. Key concepts in the course include linear time, historical time, biographical time, past, present, future, time-space, flows, trajectories, moments, rhythms, cycles, tempos, trends, synchronicity, conjuncture, disjuncture, hope, waiting, life course, and generation. The course connects these concepts to to mobility and immobility, migration processes, transnationalism, and the impacts of emigration and immigration. It combines a theoretical focus on time and temporalities with attention to the ways in which temporal dimensions are reflected in key approaches to migration theory. The lecturers draw upon their own migration research experience, across themes, contexts and methods. The expected outcome is for participants to develop their analytical awareness and dexterity in engaging with the temporal dimensions of migration.

    The course is taught by Research Professors Jørgen Carling and Marta Bivand Erdal.

    The application deadline for the course is 18 April 2022. Please see the full announcement for additional information and the application form.