Since 2013, CCOUC, with the generous support from the Croucher Foundation, has been organizing biennial research methodology training in the field of disaster and humanitarian crisis. This year, the 3rd cohort of the Croucher Summer Course on Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response was held on 3-7 July 2017 in HONG KONG. It aims at equipping and inspiring postgraduate students, early careers researchers and experienced practitioners or policy makers especially in Asia Pacific region with practical knowledge on research methodology for disaster and medical humanitarian response.
The main areas of concerns of this course include:
- Principles of research design;
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods;
- Latest research methodology development (e.g. Big data initiative in supporting research);
- Key hot topics in disaster and humanitarian settings (e.g. Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals);
- From research to practice: implementation and application of field research setting
Five IRDR Young Scientists joined this summer course. Prof. Rajib Shaw(IRDR Executive Director) and Prof. Virginia Murray (IRDR Scientific Committee member) delivered lecturers in this course. A picture was taken after the breakfast meeting. In the picture, from left to right: * Yan CUI, Virginia MURRAY, * Shah Nawaz KHAN ,* Diocel Harold AQUINO, Rajib SHAW, * Sandra Delali KEMEH , * Md. SHAMSUZZOHA and Gloria CHAN from CCOUC. (Note: * are IRDR Young Scientists)