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FEASS Doctoral Workshop Series on Research Methods I

On November 28, Dr. Can Mutlu (IR) gave a talk on qualitative research techniques in social sciences as part of the FEASS Doctoral Workshop series. Dr. Mutlu’s presentation covered a variety of issues related to the challenges and opportunities faced by qualitative research practitioners.
During his presentation, Dr. Mutlu touched upon the main features of how to conduct qualitative research in the process of writing a PhD dissertation. He presented different qualitative research methods that can be utilized in different research projects, and underlined the necessary components to be included in the methodology chapters of PhD dissertations. The session concluded with a fruitful question and answer session, during which doctoral students and faculty members discussed the difficulties they deal with in their own research.