Writing Your Methodology Section

03 May

Social Sciences Division training

Too often, the methodology section of a research paper, or the methods chapter in a DPhil thesis, are the weakest parts of a manuscript. Yet, if we know how to write well about our research designs and our methodological choices, it should not only impress reviewers and examiners, but it could also open up a rich seam of additional publications and broaden the impact of your work across the social sciences and humanities.

Writing your Methodology Section/Chapter is aimed at DPhil students, post-docs and junior researchers, and acts as a practical guide to the basics of writing about methods. Drawing on good (and bad) examples throughout, and interspersed with hands-on exercises, the course serves as an introduction to an often thorny academic skill for anyone new or newish to research writing.

What previous attendees have said:

Great structure, easy to digest 'nuggets' of info. Fantastic facilitator.

The instructor is extremely knowledgeable 

Course Type
Academic Communication
Research Methods
Intended Audience
Year 1 DPhil
Year 2 DPhil
Year 3+ DPhil
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

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