University of California, Berkeley
Center for Ethnographic Research
Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods
Offered with support from the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
and Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues
The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Summer Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for motivated undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The CER Summer Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by an advanced graduate student. The topics in the seminars include the following:
In addition to these group meetings, each participant will meet individually with the instructor and receive feedback on research project development and design.
During the CER workshop, students develop an empirical research project proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project. Students will walk away with a refined 6-page research proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, graduate school, or fellowship application. They will also gain first-hand experience in qualitative research data collection and analysis methods through a collective research project conducted during the six weeks of the workshop.
There will be approximately six hours/week of virtual group meetings (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9AM-11AM Pacific Time). In addition, participants are expected to meet weekly with the graduate mentor on their individual projects. Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours per week in seminars, meetings, and completing assignments.
To apply, please complete this online application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; we will notify you within three weeks of your application.
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