2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30108 - Research Methods for Forced Migration: Hidden, Vulnerable, and Mobile People


This 7-week module provides an introduction to research methods in conducting research, both qualitative and quantitative, with hidden, vulnerable, and mobile people. The module introduces the main theories and research approaches on hard-to-reach, excluded, and mobile populations using different frameworks and techniques. It is designed to complement existing research design, qualitative and quantitative methods courses by providing tools to address key issues such as the lack of a known sample frame; difficulties in accessing research participants, and working with mobile networks of people across geographic space. The module explores topics such as: estimation and sampling techniques; participatory research; respondent-driven sampling (RSD), social network analysis; crowdsourcing and the use of technology in researching multi-sited populations; and ethical considerations arising when conducting research with hidden, vulnerable and mobile people.

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Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually