The Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) Undergraduate Development Dissertation Workshop is perfect for undergraduate students who are commencing, preparing or thinking about doing a dissertation on development. The workshop usually covers practical issues such as fieldwork and logistics, as well as in depth sessions on methodologies including participatory research methods, documentary analysis, visual methods, and interviews and focus groups. Sessions are held by experts in the field, and graduates in development will also be there to share their experiences.
Resources from past workshops
- Glyn Williams (2014) –Research design: From hazy idea to a dissertation
- Jess Hope (2014) –Logistics: Preparing for research, being in the field & leaving
- Anna Sellars (2014) Anna Sellars Reflections on my dissertation experience
- Sally Millett (2014) Sally Millett Reflections on my dissertation experience
- Philip Woodhouse (2014) Questionnaires and surveys
- Jess Hope and Rory Horner (2014) Interviews
- Joanne Jordan (2014) Focus groups
- Jen O’Brien (2014) Participatory research methods
- Tanja Bastia (2014) Participant observation and ethnography
- Glyn Williams (2012) Ethical Research
If you are planning fieldwork in the Global South, check out this book by Jenny Lund.