June 28-29, 2018 Istanbul

Recently, the number of theses in the field of migration studies has significantly increased. Despite the growing academic interest in migration, we observe that issues that are related to the methodology are rarely discussed. The aim of “Methods and Ethics in Migration Research” certificate program that we, GAR, organized four times in 2018 is to help young scholars find appropriate devices and tools which will solve the problems they encounter in their research with migrants and refugees. In this 12-hour program, we not only analyze how research methods are operationalized in various research; we also provide analytical tools to help students critically engage with state of the art. The program aims to enable methodological and ethical progress in the research processes as well as to help developing more quality research.

This certificate program consists of four 3-hour courses. At the end of the program, the participants will receive a participation certificate.

Course Content and Trainers:

  1. Introduction to migration research (Dr. Didem Danış)
  2. Method selection, qualitative and quantitative techniques and generalization in migration research (Dr. Lülüfer Körükmez)
  3. Ethnography and field research (Dr. Polat Alpman)
  4. Ethics in migration research (Dr. Cavidan Soykan)