Researching gender based violence: data and design

Third-cycle level | 2.5 credits | Course code: SO30007
VT 2022
Study period: 2022-05-31 - 2022-06-01
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2022-04-18 - 2022-05-09

Course description

We are happy to once again be able to present this course, led by Marianne Hester, Professor at Bristol University and Affiliated Professor at The Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg. The course deals with the following topics:

·       Gender based violence (GBV) as research subject

·       The relationship between epistemology and method when researching GBV

·       Different approaches to measuring GBV

·       Different forms of data on GBV and their interpretation

·       GBV and research design

The course will run for two days, May 31st - june 1st, at the Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, with one morning and one afternoon session each day (9-12 and 13-16). 

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Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

A student who is enrolled in studies at the doctoral level is eligible for the course.


Anyone is welcome to attend the course as an auditor. Auditors do not have to apply, but can send an email to the postgraduate administrator andra Stén Böll by the 29th of April, 2022. 

The number of participants is limited and precedence will be given in the following order:

1) Phd-students at the department

2) Phd-students from other departments/universities

3) auditors. 

Course syllabus


Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course


Department of Social Work


Social Science

Type of course

Subject area course


gender, violence

CONTACTViveka Enander