KAMPALA – The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) has launched the PhD training in Advanced Research Methods at Makerere University to equip students with skills and knowledge of frameworks, processes and approaches for designing a qualitative and/or quantitative doctoral research study in the natural and social sciences.
Director DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi said as DRGT, they know well that combining different subjects provides an exciting opportunity to find ways in which those subjects intersect and influence each other, across different subject boundaries.
“Therefore, we have organized a 2-week integrative, multidisciplinary training courses in Research Management,” said Mukadasi.
He said “The ability to solve complex problems ultimately relies not on extensive knowledge of a single focus area, but on the ability to apply critical thinking skills to make connections, synthesize different perspectives, and acquire new knowledge – all toward supporting the development of invaluable holistic perspectives. After all, what good is a solution if, it’s in lack of a broader context?”
Mukadasi said that in giving students the freedom to roam outside the conventional constraints of a single discipline while tailoring their own degree programs to meet their academic visions, their multidisciplinary cross-cutting courses open new doors and windows for our PhD students and really tomorrow’s research leaders to devise new, comprehensive and lasting opportunities.
He commended the students to participate in the training.