DP Course

GIGA Session on Practicalities of Field Research




09:30 a.m. (CET)


12:00 noon (CET)

  • All across the social sciences, researchers are going into the “field” to collect data for research projects and learn about the world. In this GIGA session, we will provide examples from our qualitative and quantitative research projects. The focus of this session is on practicalities and planning of your fieldwork. We will discuss step-by-step how to plan your field research including what to take, how to establish first contacts with research facilitators, how to organize the logistics, how to collect your data and how to handle bureaucratic and administrative requirements. We will also give you some examples of how we dealt with unforeseeable situations. As a special guest, Edem Defly, our research facilitator from Lomé, Togo, will share his perspectives.

    Dates This online course will take place on 24 May 2022 from 9:30am to 12 noon. A link to the course and further information will be provided to the participants after successful registration.  About the lecturer

    Lisa Hoffmann is Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs. Her current research focuses on the connections between religion, development, and peace, as well as on social conflict and political economy. Julia Köbrich is a Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs. In her dissertation project she looks at how to foster interreligious peace. *Please note that the registration period has closed.


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