For PhD Students
Training Modules in Research Techniques: Graduate Program in Development (GPD),
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
In order to give trainees exposure to different research techniques, GPD sponsors a number of intensive research modules during the winter break and early summer. The modules include spatial analysis, demographic analysis and survey methods, interviewing and ethnographic methods, and program evaluation. Trainees are required to take at least one module. Modules last one to two weeks and are designed to introduce trainees to a specific technique, identify where/when its use is appropriate, demonstrate some basic applications to the question of inequality, inculcate basic skills in using the technique, and where appropriate review existing sources of data. The modules are designed so that trainees who develop an interest in furthering their skills in a particular technique will be in a position at the end of the module to take more advanced courses.
More information can be found at https://watson.brown.edu/gpdbrown/program/core-requirement