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Research Methodology Course: Doing Research in Africa

  • May 25, 2022

On Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th June 2022, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, Senior Lecturer of Political Science and head of the Political Science Department of the University of The Gambia will hold a course on "Research Methodology: Doing Research in Africa"


The aim of this course is to equip research students with some of the relevant skills required to undertake postgraduate fieldwork in Africa. The course introduces the principal methodologies and strategies that are commonly applied to academic research in the social sciences, and considers their practical application for students who might undertake postgraduate fieldwork in Africa. In essence, the course will introduce students to some standard research methods and approaches from a perspective that is constantly mindful of the African setting – a setting that can present quite different challenges from the (implied) northern/western setting of many research training courses.   The course, which draws on the instructor’s experiences of doing fieldwork in the Gambia, also discusses the hazards of doing fieldwork in Africa and general ethical issues and how they were dealt with. 

The course will take place from 14h00 to 17h00 in a hybrid form and the class venue will be the IES Bruges Room, Pleinlaan 5, Floor -1.

If you want to register, please send an email to Mr. Omar N. Cham: