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Research Tips for a successful dissertation in African studies and International Development

Title
Research Tips for a successful dissertation in African studies and International Development: Key tips and advice to AID, AS, and ID students for a successful dissertation in African studies and International Development
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Hosted by: Centre of African Studies Team # School of Social and Political Science
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Date and Time
19th Feb 2020 14:00 - 19th Feb 2020 16:30
Location
David Hume Tower Lecture Room 3
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/other_events/2019_2020/research_tips_for_a_successful_dissertation_in_african_studies_and_international_development

The Masters Africa and International Development (AID), African Studies (AS), and International Development convene this event on 19 February (2-4pm) in Seminar room 2, CMB. The objective is to provide key tips and advice to AID, AS, and ID students for a successful dissertation in African studies and International Development.

We will discuss:

  • Key skills for a rigorous, interdisciplinary and original research (20mn)  
  • Tips for a successful fieldwork, work-based placement or desk-based research (20mn) 
  • Data Analysis and writing-up: Dos and Donts  (30mn) 
  • General discussion Deadline, Ethics, Risks (20mn)
  •  Q&A (30mn)


Presentations and Q & A with:

  •  Sharon Boateng, Work Placement Manager
  •  Dr. Kevin Donovan, CAS
  •  Dr. Sophie Haines, Social Anthropology
  •  Dr. Pete Kingsley (Mastercard Foundation)
  •  Dr. Akin Iwilade, Postgraduate Advisor for the PhD Programmes in African Studies
  •  Dr. Robert MacDonald, Teaching Fellow, Centre of African Studies


Facilitators

  •   Dr. George Karekwaivanane, Programme Director for the MSc African Studies
  •   Dr. Rama Dieng, Programme Director, Africa and International Development (AID)



 

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