University of California, Berkeley
Center for Ethnographic Research
Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods
Offered with support from UC Berkeley’s Department of Sociology, 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 advanced graduate students. The topics in the seminars include the following:
In addition to these group meetings, each participant will meet individually with the instructors 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.
In-person group seminars will take place twice/week for three hours each, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-1. In addition, participants are expected to meet weekly with the graduate mentors 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 form. The priority deadline is March 1. Everyone who applies by March 1 will be notified by March 21. After March 1, we will continue to accept applications until the workshop is full (once it fills up, we will note that on the website). Those who apply after March 1 will be notified within three weeks.
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