Interpretative Research Methods


Eden Doctoral Seminar on Interpretative Research Methods, Brussels, 4-8 Nov 2013, Program Coordinator Per ?stergaard; Deadline 2 Sep

August 2, 2013 

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention on the EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR on Interpretative Research Methods to be held in Brussels, Belgium, November 4-8, 2013.

Application deadline: September 2, 2013

Programme Coordinator

Per OSTERGAARD, University of Southern Denmark


  • Guliz GER, Bilkent University, Turkey.
  • James FITCHETT, Leicester University, UK.
  • Lisa PENALOZA, Kedge Business School, France.
  • Johanna MOISANDER, Alto University, Finland

This seminar introduces students to the design, conduct, evaluation, and presentation of qualitative research. Issues of “quality” (trustworthiness and dependability) and robustness in data collection, analysis, and interpretation are discussed. The roles of theory and research questions in the choice of methodology are also discussed. In addition, students are exposed to the philosophical and epistemological underpinnings of methodology. Finally, the seminar focuses on employment of ethical as well as effective field practices.

Learning Goals are:

  1. Grasping the epistemological bases of qualitative research
  2. Grasping the interrelatedness of theory and methodology
  3. Constructing a viable interpretive study design
  4. Collecting rich and insightful data using a variety of methods
  5. Analyzing and interpreting qualitative data
  6. Employing ethical and effective field practices
  7. Evaluating the quality of a study
  8. Writing proposals and writing for publication

The seminar also offers possibilities for young researchers to get in contact with their peers, to explore new avenues of thinking, to learn collectively and to exchange ideas in a very active and stimulating way.

Students will be active participants in guided activities such as data analysis.

For more information about the seminar and application, please click here