The Summer School consists of several days of lectures and group exercises. In the morning, all participants will attend a lecture together. In the afternoon, participants will engage in exercises in small groups. The design of the Summer School is based on the solution-oriented model of social science research (Watts, 2017). Through this course, participants will learn how to choose and frame a research question for knowledge impact maximization, identify possible solutions, use mixed methods to choose the best solution, and explore the theoretical implications of the chosen solution. Finally, participants will learn how to communicate their discoveries effectively in presentations and publications.
Postgraduate students and new PhDs (degree completed within the last 5 years) in social psychology and related fields in psychology and related social sciences are welcome to apply to this specialized research training by international faculty. Participants will be divided into 4-5 research groups in exercises and practice sessions and will be mentored by an expert in social or organizational psychology. They will work together in congenial surroundings that allow plenty of time for discussion and fellowship, as well as a chance to hone research skills. The expected output will be a personal research proposal or manuscript on a topic to be designed and supervised in one of research groups.
Further information on the Summer School program (instructors, schedule, a guideline for application, grants) will be posted around July, 2020. During the interim, questions regarding AASP Summer School should be directed to Dr. Itesh Sachdev at (firstname.lastname@example.org).