Call for Applications for Training Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Candidates, to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 6th – 24th August, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Applications
Training Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Candidates, to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 6th – 24th August, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in collaboration with The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) are delighted to announce a call for applications from PhD candidates for the above mentioned three week non-residential training workshop. We invite doctoral students to apply to a workshop focusing on research methodological issues.
The workshop will cover, among other aspects, the following key aspects of research methods:
• Meaning and Purpose of Research Methods
• Qualitative Research Methods
• Quantitative Research Methods
• Mixed Research Methods
• Writing Research Proposal / Literature review
• Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis procedures
• Thesis/report writing/ Results and discussions/ Recommendations (Policy formulation).
• Scholarly writing, Editing, Referencing and Publishing Skills (Papers/Articles)
• Intellectual property rights, research ethics and integrity
• Use of Computer Software to Analyze Quantitative and Qualitative data
We welcome students from a variety of disciplines and must be enrolled in private universities in Kenya to participate, although few needy cases from public universities will be considered. Due to limited opportunities for participation, the selection of the participants will be on competitive basis. Review of applications for the workshop will begin on July15, 2013 until 30 participants are reached. The deadline is August 6, 2013 when the course starts. Note that participants will be expected to meet their travel arrangements to the venue, while meals and teas during sessions will be taken care of by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in collaboration with OSSREA. No perdiems and travel reimbursements shall be made.

All applications must be send to Prof. Maurice Amutabi at or Applicants must include the following details:
• Full Names
• Physical, telephone, and email-address
• PhD Programme undertaken and institutional affiliation

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convener
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
P.O BOX 62157-00200 CITY SQUARE
Tel: +254-0700-744545
E-mail: or


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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2 Responses to Call for Applications for Training Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Candidates, to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 6th – 24th August, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

  1. anne kukali says:

    i missed this one, sad. hope another one is coming soon. thanks

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