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Research Seminar on Latin American and Caribbean Studies


Admission requirements

To be a registered student of the Research Master Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


This course provides students with the required methodological and practical tools to do fieldwork research in Latin America. Research techniques such as observation, interviewing and life story are taught. Attention will also be given to practical problems that students might face in the field. Each student will formulate a research proposal, which final version should be delivered by the end of the course.

Course objectives

Organizing and implementing an academic research project in a different socio-cultural setting; learning how to use research methods and how to interpret results; reporting academic research.



Mode of instruction

Working group activities.

Assessment method

Oral presentation and paper.


Blackboard will be used to post all the necessary information about the course (programme, time tables, announcements, etc.). Also announcements will be posted on interesting activities (such as Conferences, workshops, expositions, etc.), which are related to the themes analyzed during the course.

Reading list

  • Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln (eds). Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. Los Angeles and London: Sage. ISBN: 978-1-4129-5757-1


Register via uSis.

Registration A la Carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Contact information

Dr. J.C.G. Aguiar. E-mail: Tel. 071-5272189.


Presence required