STREAM: Methodological issues in African Studies – Cross-Disciplinary Research Collaboration and Policy Impact

STREAM: Methodological issues in African Studies – Cross-Disciplinary Research Collaboration and Policy Impact

The interdisciplinary nature of African Studies poses particular methodological problems. Dialogue is often required across fields. Yet, we frequently lack the methodological tool set to effectively combine approaches and interpret findings. This is especially problematic where research is intended to provide evidence to inform effective policy making. For instance, with the recent surge of randomized controlled trials to study development in Sub-Saharan Africa, how can anthropological approaches be employed in combination with experimental designs? Are different methodologies applied in sequence or at the same time? What are particular issues and approaches for cross-disciplinary collaborations? The stream welcomes scholars from all disciplines, working with quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods, and whose research contributes to methodological advancement across fields.

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Florian G. Kern (fkern@essex.ac.uk) and Dr. Thoko Kaime (tkaime@essex.ac.uk). 

For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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