Summer School: Advanced Research Methods Summer School for Social Science and Humanities

by the British Institute in East Africa

This year’s Summer School is a two weeks course on advanced research methods for research
professionals and research students. It will take place in Nairobi and at the Kenyan Coast as
research field study. The aim is to provide advanced practical and field-based training in
research methods. The participants will spend one week in the field putting into practice
various research methods.

Modules on offer include: Approaches to studying Africa in various Disciplines
(Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Political Science); Introduction to Field Research;
Archival Research Exercises; Practical Sampling, Mapping and Village Surveys Exercises;
Practical Ethnographic Field Work Exercises; Practical Oral and Life History interviewing
and Focus Group discussion Exercises, Taking and Managing Field Notes, Data
Analysis, Report Writing and Publishing; Ethics, Permits and Practicalities of doing
Research in Eastern Africa. All practical research exercises will be carried out in both rural
and urban areas.

14th to 28th July 2018

Further information: flyer (pdf)


University of Basel
Centre for African Studies
Rheinsprung 21
CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 34 82