Event Reports

Research methodology in Social Sciences/ International Relations


Between July 22-24 2019, KAS Vietnam and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) hosted a workshop to broaden the knowledge of methods and methodology in International Relations and Social Sciences for young lecturers and researches. In order to provide an adequately knowledge of new research trends in these sciences, the organisers invited two research experts of the field: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Christina Schwenkel from the University of California and Dr. Michaela Boerner from Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany. The two experts helped the participants improve their quantitative and qualitative methods in doing research, especially in investigating and assessing non-traditional security threats and human security issues. To do so, they organized an inter-disciplinary workshop in which the participants could engage, formulate their own research questions and share experience. One of the major issues discussed was how to publish papers in international journals. Dr. Christina Schwenkel who is co-editor of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies provided a number of insides and advice.