Training Programme on Parliamentary Research
This parliamentary research training programme is specifically designed to provide the necessary research skills required by parliamentary staff to support parliamentarians with up-to-date and reliable information that is effective for parliamentary decision-making and to support the representative, legislative and supervisory functions of parliament. The training program will provide fellows with pragmatic research knowledge and skills through a ‘learning by doing’ approach which is an instrumental part of the current pedagogical method of PCAsia with the aim of training the autonomous parliamentary researchers in the long term. Participants will be able to:
1) differentiate between the various parliamentary information and research products (memo, briefing note, report, fact sheet and parliamentary research paper, etc.);
2) familiarise oneself with critical thinking and research process;
3) efficiently search for relevant information under specific topics;
4) write a synthesized and neutral briefing note.
This training programme is expected to accommodate up to 15 participants. The training will only be given in English over the course of two months using a blended learning method. The participants will spend 8 weeks of online training to practice research theory to conduct an assigned parliamentary research project and if the COVID-19 situation permits, one week at PCAsia’s office to present and finalize the research results could be put into consideration. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this course will be delivered through online learning.