Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Research Groups Methodology Workshop

8-10 February 2017, Harare, Zimbabwe

Number of visits: 420

CODESRIA is organising the methodology workshop for the new research groups selected in 2016. This meeting brings together around 40 researchers from African universities and research centres who are part of the winning research groups. The workshop places in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 8 to 10 February 2017. For this session, the following six groups selected focus on gender and Youth issues:

o Barriers to male involvement in family planning - A case of Mombasa and Siaya Counties, and Nairobi’s Korogocho informal settlements, Kenya
o Genre et Armée au Cameroun
o Child Marriages: Implications for Social Protection: A Case study of the Apostolic Sect in Zimbabwe
o Langues et cultures en danger : biodiversité et savoirs endogènes
o Health literacy and health information seeking behavior of pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in selected regions of Tanzania
o «Diálogos em confronto» Trajetórias, construções e percursos emancipatórios das mulheres nos PALOP: Guiné-Bissau, Cabo Verde e Moçambique

The primary objective of this methodology workshop is to better prepare group members for their research through the enhancement of their knowledge of research methods, study designs and field research. The workshop should help them properly tailor their methods to their specific questions and research goals and to the exigencies of their specific research sites.

At the end of this workshop, network members should have a better understanding of the techniques and tools of research. Their concepts should be better defined and their epistemological and theoretical approaches better clarified. Network members should be in possession of multiple recommendations on how to pursue and improve their work and they should possess improved proposals to put to work in the field. Groups should have acquired the dynamics of integrated networks and should be in possession of detailed research plans for implementation.




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