CURA Workshops

Each semester CIRS will conduct a targeted research skills-development workshop to help GU-Q students gain deeper understanding into the academic research process. Workshops will be carried out by CIRS staff, GU-Q experts and faculty, and external trainers from other institutions in Qatar.

Topics may include, for example:

  • Developing a Research Problem
  • Literature Reviews
  • Research Methods & Data Collection
  • Responsible Conduct of Research and Ethical Research Standards
  • Writing Proposals for Conference and Grant Funding
  • Written and Oral Presentation of Research
  • Publishing
  • Using Social Media Effectively to Promote Your Research

“Methodology and Bias: Reflections from Food Security Research in Ethiopia”

Speaker: Dr. Logan Cochrane, professor in the College of Public Policy at HBKU

What are the ways that the evidence we have – while potentially accurate – is biased and resulting in ineffective policies, programs, and services? This workshop will explore the ways in which methodology can privilege and marginalize, can amplify and silence, can prioritize and make invisible. Reflecting on research on food security in Ethiopia, as a group we will reflect on the knowledge / evidence production process, and ways in which we might better identify, confront, and address bias. While focusing upon a specific issue and geography, the aim of the workshop is for us to be able to apply these ideas beyond. The in-person workshop format of this event requires active engagement throughout.

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 2-4pm
Location: GU-Q building, Executive Program Suite (EPS, on 1st floor)