2.4: Understanding the importance of language in social science research

This session discusses the significance of language in social science research in humanitarian action with a focus on community engagement and/or communications activities.

Note: You should have completed module 3.1 before beginning this module.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how social sciences can support community engagement and/or communications activities through language-sensitive research.
  • Understand the risks of conducting social science research which is not language-sensitive.
  • Become familiar with the basic language challenges in social science research.

Module structure

Session type

75 minutes
Online and offline