Research Skills Series - Qualitative Research Methods with Vanessa Newby

19 March 2019

Vanessa Newby

Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Security and Global Governance at Leiden University





Drawing on her vast experiences in the field, Dr. Vanessa Newby will host a workshop addressing the major issues in doing qualitative research. Covering both the processes of gathering and collating primary source data, Dr. Newby will share her knowledge and expertise on the topics of interviews, observation, ethics, objectivity and different methods of analysis, among others. 


Tuesday 19 March

10:00 - 16:00

UNU-CRIS, Bruges

Registration required. Places are limited.

Please register here before 17 March 23:59 CET.




Draft Program


10:00 – 12:30 : Gathering Primary Source Data


  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Ethnography


  • Reflexivity
  • Ethics
  • Objectivity

Reflection, feedback and Q&A


13:15 – 16:00 : Collating Primary Source Data

  • Managing primary source qualitative data
  • Ethnography
  • Thematic Analysis (TA)
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

Reflection, feedback and Q&A


Some readings will be disseminated in advance for students to prepare for this workshop.

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