The EERA Summer School 2022 "Research design from scratch: Making sense of the whats, whos and hows of your investigation" aims to support doctoral students in their efforts to develop research from scratch: from an idea to a solid project. This implies understanding the process of research design as a framework – supported by theory and epistemology – that guides methodological decisions, ensuring that the evidence collected really answers the research questions. The Summer School will create spaces to share, discuss and debate, allowing emerging researchers to interact with each other and with more experienced researchers, taking their own ideas as the point of departure for collaborative joint learning regarding the practices, the problems and the challenges of research-in-the-making. Tutors will include members from the four research centers – CIIE, CIEd, CIDTDFF and CEAD – as well as international researchers who will share their expertise and experiences on a wide range of educational and social issues across all education sectors, from early years to higher education and adult education.
EERA Summer School 2022 includes a four-day research experience programme in Porto, one of Portugal’s most beautiful and vibrant cities. CIIE (and the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, where CIIE is hosted) is delighted to welcome doctoral students to join our dynamic research team. Combining academic rigour, research excellence and innovation, CIIE develops high-quality research on key issues of educational and social change, in order to broaden the role of education in promoting equity, inclusion and active citizenship.
The Summer School also includes a field trip to University of Minho, Braga. Visiting the University of Minho will allow participants to get in touch with educational research developed at the Center for Research in Education (CIEd). Interaction with senior researchers with experience in different research methodologies will provide the doctoral students valuable insights about the design of their own research projects. Sharing experiences and discussing with project coordinators and PhD supervisors in Educational Sciences will foster the development of a practical learning community.
The other participating research centres are CIDTFF, located at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, with a mission anchored in the responsibility of research in education: to produce knowledge able to contribute to educated, qualified, and critical citizens, and to the creation of a better world; and CEAD, that aims to contribute to innovation through research and intervention in the field of adult education and promote a scientific culture adequate to the integration of younger researchers in the scientific community while building partnerships with civil society organizations and other entities in the field of adult education.