ISS research projects are set up in line with the pluralistic methods anchored in the ISS resarch programme. Our projects are interdisciplinary, involving researchers from across the social sciences. Each of the four research groups has its own focus but individual researchers from various groups can work together on one project
Mixed research methods
Our preference to move away from methodological uniformity has resulted in the setting up of projects that are based explicitly on a mixed-methods approach: such projects build on the expertise of researchers who excel in either quantitative or qualitative research methods, and bring the two strands of research together.
Expertise of ISS researchers comprises both quantitative techniques (e.g., randomized control trials, survey analysis and impact analysis) and qualitative techniques (built, among others, on interviews, focus group discussions, observation and discourse analysis).