A Social Science Approach to Development Research: Development Theory, Practice and Research Methods (ZEFa)

Time frame: December 4th 2017 - February 16th 2018

Coordination: Dr. Irit Eguavoen

The ZEFa Disciplinary Course offers total eight weeks of distinct training modules:

1) Development Theory and Practice
2) Quantitative Methods
3) Qualitative Methods
4) Development of Research Proposals
5) Research Colloquia
6) Excursions to Development Organisations
7) Time for Readings and Assignments

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ZEFa Colloquium, Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
ZEF Research Colloquium, Thursdays 13:00-14:00

ZEF Junior Researchers and other course participants (guest students) will join a weekend seminar 'Intercultural Training' which emphasises aspects of intercultural communication in Germany, within international research projects and project teams, as well as during field research (December 8th-10th 2017).

The ZEFa course ends with a written examination on February 16th 2018.

Afterwards, ZEF Junior Researchers will present their doctoral research proposal in March and a revised version of it in April. They will also present and defend their research approach to the ZEF Ethical Committee.


Download of the course plan here.

ZEF lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Solvay Gerke, Rabia Chaudhury, Dr. Irit Eguavoen, Dr. Jan Janosch Förster, Katrin Gleisberg, Dr. Girma Kelboro, Dr. Wolfram Laube, Volker Merx, Christian Petersheim, Dr. Henning Sommer, Dina Scheffen, Dr. Till Stellmacher, Dr. habil. Eva Youkhana

External lecturers:
Dr. Guido Lüchters