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Methodology and Field Studies

University of Ghana

Group photo with the participants from the methodology course in Ghana. Photo
Group photo of the 17 Methodology course participants in August 2022.

Are you enrolled in a doctoral programme in a Ghanian University and wishes to enhance your knowledge in research methodology, particularly in the study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) related topics? Then this course is something for you.

About the course

The lnstitute of Statistical, Economic and Social Research (ISSER) in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana, and the universities of Lund, Gothenburg, and Uppsala is organising a course in Methodology and Field Studies for doctoral researchers in Ghana. The course aims at enhancing doctoral researchers' knowledge in research methodology, particularly in the study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) related topics. 

The course consists of a four-day programme and is usually held at the University of Ghana Campus. It aims at exposing graduate students to research methodologies in order to enhance scientific inquiry, as well as, foster participants' understanding of the importance of research methodological choices in development research. Doctoral students are invited from social science-related disciplines across universities in Ghana to apply. 


  • Must be enrolled in doctoral programmes in a Ghanaian University.
  • Applicants must be at the early stage of doctoral research
  • Must be in social sciences-related field
  • Female doctoral researchers are encouraged to apply


The application deadline for the upcoming course has passed.

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Practical information

Language of instruction 

Course period 
4 - 7 June 2024

Application deadline
2 April 2024

Any questions?

For enquiries about the course, please contact:

fdzanku [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (Fred Dzanku)

gdtorvikey [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey)