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This exciting international training opportunity organized by the British Institute in Eastern Africa  will take place in July 2017 in Nairobi and at the Kenyan Coast as research field study location.

The British Institute in Eastern Africa is accepting applications to its three-week 2017 Summer School in Kenya. The cost for this is GBP 2000 which includes tuition, accommodation and meals and transport while in Kenya OR GBP 1035 which covers tuition, lunch, one week in the field and transport while in Kenya.

The Summer School targets graduate students from the humanities and social sciences departments focussing on the disciplines of Political Science, Anthropology, Archaeology and History from across the world as well as research professionals who want to hone their skills in qualitative research. The aim is to provide advanced practical and field-based training in research methods. The participants will spend one week in the field putting into practice various research methods.

Modules on offer include: Approaches to African Studies by various Disciplines (Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Political Science); Introduction to field research; Practical sampling, mapping and village surveys exercises; Practical ethnographic field work exercises; Practical oral and life history interviewing and focus group discussion exercises and; Ethics, permits and practicalities of doing research in Africa among others.

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Students who can demonstrate that this is a training/development opportunity which will benefit their research can make an SDF application to support the costs of attending this training.