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PEACE2 Peace Research Design 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Rauhan- ja konfliktintutkimus
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

- Students learn how to choose their research topic, frameworks and questions.
- Students are able to define relevant methods to his/her theme.
- Students know where to find research material and how to use it.
- Students have a sound understanding of the criteria for scientific research.
- Students are of aware of methodical approaches relevant in peace and conflict studies.

General description

PART 1:  HOW TO CHOOSE TOPIC (February)

Goal: To learn what kind of themes are studies by TAPRI researchers and what kind of thesis are written. To learn what are the important steps in finding one’s own theme.

Friday 10.2. at 12-16 Global society thesis day POSTPONED!

Friday 17.2. (?) Student conference ‘Tampere Peace Perspectives’ (full day), Pinni B1097

Tapri Research Day (to be confirmed)

PART 2:  UNDERTANDING PEACE RESEARCH

Goal:  To learn what kind of approaches are possible in peace research. To learn how epistemological and ontological issues are linked to research design and research questions. To learn to be aware of ethical issues.

Thursday 2.3. at 14-16 Introduction (Marko Lehti), Linna 6017

Thursday 9.3 14-16 Research design models (Marko Lehti), Linna 6017

Thursday 16.3 14-16 Ethics in Peace and Conflict Research (Elise Féron), Linna 6017

Thursday 23.3 12-14  Dealing with the Complexity of Conflicts (Elise Féron), Linna 6017

Book: Höglund, Kristine & Öberg, Magnus (2011): Understanding Peace Research. Methods and Challenges.  Routledge:  moodle exercises, deadline end of March

PART 3: THEMATIC SESSIONS

Specific approaches to peace research: the aim is to show what kind approaches are available, what kind of research material can be used and what methodological tools are available.

4 thematic sessions: each 4 h

Thursday 30.3. at 12-16 Mobility, transnationalism: Interviews and ethnographic method (Eeva Puumala), Linna 6017

Thursday 6.4. at 12-16 Environmental conflicts and policy analysis (Teemu Palosaari), Linna 6017

Thursday 20.4. at 12-16 Peace and Gender: narratives and visual methods (Tarja Väyrynen) Linna 6017

Thursday 27.4. at 12-16 Conflict transformation: Identity, memories and the use of the past: hermeneutic approach (Marko Lehti), Linna 6017

Teachers

Evaluation

Pass/fail.