The 4th Training Workshop on “Research Method” was held with the presence of the experts of Science and Technology Special Zones from Tabriz, Khorasan, Yazd and Isfahan Provinces on the 9th August 2017 at NRISP. At the beginning, Dr. Ghaneirad, Head of Science and Society Research Group and the instructor of the workshop explained the differences between proposal authors and research designers and said; in proposal writing, the project should be approved by the employer but in designing a research, research process is carefully designed. In this regard, a book namely; Designing Social Research written by Norman Blaikie is useful for the two groups. He added; “Discourse Analysis” is one of the research methods and a particular way for talking about the world and understanding it. On the other hand, our access to reality is always met through the language that means an indirect access. So, language is a tool that transmits our knowledge. But with the discourse approach, language is not a tool, but it makes us aware. That is, when we talk about reality, it forms the reality. For example, the most important discourses of our society are: dialogue between fundamentalists and reformists. Other cases that can be mentioned are; feminist discourse or patriarchal discourse.

At the end of the workshop, he answered the questions of the audiences.

By: Niksiar