S & SE Asia Internet Policy Research Methods Course

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory, working with the Centre for Internet and Society, the Centre for Communication Governance, and the Digital Asia Hub, is pleased to announce its 2017 Internet Policy Research Methods Workshop at National Law University Delhi, India from April 10-14.

This program will bring together young scholars and activists working in digital rights and the internet policy spaces in an intensive five day practicum that provides a survey of both qualitative and quantitative, online and offline research methods with the goal of enhancing and advancing their advocacy efforts.

Sessions will include workshops on stakeholder analysis, conducting interviews, researching laws and regulations, social network analysis, network measurement, survey methods, data visualization, ethics of digital research, and improving policy impact of research.

The Internet Policy Research Methods program seeks applications from activists, advocates and those working at NGOs, and early career researchers working and studying in South and Southeast Asia. Prospective applicants should have a particular area of interest related to internet governance and policymaking, censorship, surveillance, internet access, political engagement online, protection of human rights online, or corporate governance in the ICT sector. Applicants will be asked to bring a specific research question to the program to be developed and operationalized through trainings and one-on-one mentorship with top researchers and experts from around the world.

The course will be conducted in English and applicants should have high proficiency in English in order to interact with experts, lecturers and other participants who will come from diverse backgrounds. Please also note that we require all participants to have a laptop to use for the duration of the program.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2017

For more information about the program please visit http://globalnetpolicy.org/event/internet-policy-in-south-and-southeast-asia-research-methods-for-advocacy/

For questions, please email lsh@asc.upenn.edu.

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