École interdisciplinaire outils & méthodes (EIOM)


A Francophone summer school on interdisciplinary research methods

The Graduate School of International Studies (ESEI) and the Leadership Chair in Digital Social Science Education (CLESSN) have joined forces to create the École interdisciplinaire outils & méthodes (EIOM) at Université Laval.

The EIOM aims to promote empirical research tools and methods in the Francophone world. It offers methodological skills upgrading for graduate students and professionals who wish to expand their technical and methodological knowledge. The EIOM also provides an opportunity to share knowledge among an interdisciplinary network of researchers through conferences and other social activities.

Refer to the EIOM webpage (in French only): www.eiom.ca


Specific objectives of the EIOM

The EIOM aims to enable students to:

  • use the latest empirical research tools
  • apply empirical research methods in their projects
  • analyze data using the method of their choosing
  • justify the choice of research method for a given study
  • popularize learning outcomes from an analytical and critical perspective
  • assess the impact of research method selection on research projects

Target audience and prerequisites

  • Graduate students (master’s, doctorate and postdoctorate) and research professionals in Québec, Canada and the Francophone world.
  • This program will be of particular interest to students in the faculties of social sciences, law, business administration, geography, agriculture, literature and human sciences.
  • It is recommended that students have completed at least one research methodology course.

Summer 2023 edition, from August 28 to September 1st

Program and tools

A most ambitious program in Québec

With more than ten facilitators and professors, the EIOM is the leading methodology school in Québec.

Three distinct methodological pathways are offered to participants and take place in the morning.

Afternoons are dedicated to learning about research tools. The EIOM uses an approach that allows participants to consolidate their theoretical knowledge and become familiar with the latest developments in the world of research.

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Collaborators with the 2nd edition of the EIOM

EIOM 2édition