The 3rd Research Methods Workshop


The 3rd Research Methods Workshop

The 3rd International Workshop on Research Methods


In the Third Research Methods School of Allameh Tabataba"i University (ATU), three Iranian professors from ATU and three non-Iranian professors will present their workshops on qualitative research methods. The main focus of this winter school is on qualitative research methods. In this school, several separate but interrelated workshops will be presented: the first workshop, which is assumed to be the basic course and consists of the logic and the common issues among all research methods, will be presented within 16 hours. The presenter of the workshop is Marie-Hélène Paré, who has frequently delivered courses and workshops on qualitative research methods and Nvivo Software in winter and summer research courses presented by the European Research Consortium. Due to the significance of the issues, all delivered in English, at this workshop, professors and PhD students in social sciences, education, management, political science, and health are strongly recommended to participate in this workshop.

A workshop on Ethnography will be presented within 12 hours by Samuel Blanch, PhD candidate at the National University of Australia. He is expert in theoretical foundations and techniques of this method and he has currently used it in his PhD dissertation. Ethnography is the recording and analysis of the culture, ethics, habits and customs of a society, which is usually carried out through participation of the researcher in the field of research. In this qualitative approach, the cases are viewed and interpreted from the perspectives of the individuals and groups under investigation. The researcher, through interaction and long-term living in the field, attempts to collect the data through participation observation. The researcher has two roles in this method: first, he plays the role of the participant in life experience, and the second role is the observer in live experience during the research, through which the life experience is described after a while.

The two workshops on grounded theory and content analysis method are presented by Dr Mohammad Saeed Zokaei and Dr Ahmad Golmohammadi, respectively, based on the fundamental issues presented in the first workshop. In each of these two workshops, one of the qualitative data techniques is described in details. Each presenter elaborates on the procedures and steps of one specific technique mentioned in the title of the presentation. The workshop on the qualitative data analysis through Nvivo software will be presented as the final and complementary event in this school. This workshop helps you do what you have learned in previous workshops using computers and software. The presenter of this workshop is Dr Faez Din Parast, who has attended training courses on Nvivo at the ECPR Summer School. He is also expert in this field.

It can be argued that the first and third workshops are the common requirements and needs of all qualitative researchers and one or more of the workshops on content analysis, discourse analysis or grounded theory might also meet the needs of the researchers interested in qualitative research methods.

More detailed information is available here. Click to download the PDF file.
Course Title Instructor Duration Course Fee € Date & Time
Qualitative Data Analysis Marie-Hélène Paré 16 h 400 27-28 January 2018 (9am-6pm)
Content Analysis Dr Ahmad Gol Mohammadi 12h 250 31 January to 5 February 2018 (9am-4pm)
Qualitative Data Analysis With Nvivo Dr Faez Dinparast 12h 250 3-4 February 2018 (9am-4pm)
Grounded Theory Dr Mohammad Saeed Zokaei 12h 250 6-7 February 2018 (9am-4pm)
Ethnography Samuel Blanch 12h 250 12-14 February 2018 (9am-1pm)


The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, at Allameh Tabataba"i University (ATU), is pleased to hold the 3rd round of the winter school on Research Methods.


27 January to 14 February 2018.


Allameh Tabataba"i University, Tehran, Iran.

Contact Details:

For more detailed information on the conference, please email

Recommended Hotels for Accommodation:

There are many beautiful hotels in Tehran. However, the following hotel are recommended:

  • Omid Hotel; Address: 22, Nosrate- Sharghi, 16 Azar St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran, Iran. Telephone:(+9821) 6617 7208, (+9821) 6649 5769; Rate: Single Bed 56 USD per night, Double/Twin Bed 83 USD per night;
  • Allameh Tabataba"i University Vice-Presidency for Student Affairs has generously allocated 30 places in student dormitory for PhD students (15 male and 15 female) for just 15 Euros per night (including food).

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