Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University; United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Policymaking is a complicated business. Decisions have to be made quickly or secretly, based on limited knowledge or expertise, while covering wide briefs and remaining in force for a number of years. The stakes are high, so preparation is essential. To answer these pressing needs, our Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) course aims to equip participants with the fundamental tools for designing and analysing evidence-based research.
EPRM trains participants in:
- Translating policy issues into research questions
- Analysing qualitative and / or quantitative data
- Grasping the state-of-the-art in a particular field
- Designing, writing and disseminating proposals for evidence-based research, either in the workplace or in a broader research environment
This programme is for working professionals who are keen to improve their research skills, but unable to leave their job for a longer period. The programme assumes participants will spend a significant amount of time on the course in parallel with their regular job.
Essentially, the programme fills the gap between a Master’s degree and a research career or academic PhD education. After completion of this programme, participants are better equipped to engage in research activities or, indeed, to apply for a full PhD programme. Overall, our course covers research skills that transcend different disciplines, so all qualified participants are welcome.
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University, Netherlands
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands