Types of analytical materials. Forming, writing and promoting

About the course

Our new course is focused on types of analytical materials: how to produce a short policy article or to draft a long-form essay or report. The course also includes videos on and using social media to get known as a young researcher. This course is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the new generation of researchers who can provide quality and accessible analytics for public authorities and the general public in the Central Asian region.

The course includes 3 main modules. Each module includes video lectures with text descriptions. After passing the content of the entire course the student will receive the digital or printed certificate.

The course is created for young experts/researchers as well as independent journalists from the 4 CA countries and students.

All videos were produced with the support of The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)

This course was developed within the IWPR three-year-long regional project “Giving Voices – Driving Change: from the Borderland to Steppes” funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The project is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the new generation of analysts and journalists who can provide quality and accessible analytics for public authorities and the general public in the Central Asian region. The opinions expressed in the course do not reflect the official position of the government of Norway.

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What will you learn?

How to produce an analytical article
How to develope a longer policy brief or publication
How to work with sources and referencing
How to proof and present your work for publication
How to get yourself known as a young researcher
How to use social media to expand your reach


Feedback on “Types of analytical materials. Forming, writing and promoting”

Дмитрий 20.01.2021
Great course
Wish more of such great courses are available!
Zhanel 01.12.2020
Great course for all: academics, journalists and bloggers

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How to register for the course?
First you need to register on the site itself, then select the course that suits you from the “Courses” section and register for the course itself.
Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?
The certificate is received by those who have passed all the lessons within the course and passed the final test successfully (at least 80%).
What if I don’t pass the test?
After each module in the course there is an intermediate test and a general test at the end of the course. You are given 10 attempts to pass the test. If it fails from the first attempts, you can review the lesson and take the test again. After exhausting 10 attempts, the system will be blocked. You will need to register for the course again to complete it.
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Can I take several courses?
Yes. You can take several courses at once or in sequence.
How often are courses updated?
Courses that already exist are not updated. We add new courses after they are crated.
How to participate in your other events?
We conduct various training events for journalists and journalism students from Central Asian countries. You can track new events on our website or on pages on social networks and take part. Often you need to register or pass a competitive selection.
Can only residents of Central Asia take courses?
Online courses are available to absolutely everyone regardless of place of residence. Offline events take place in one of the CA countries.
I am not from the media sector, but I want to enroll in the course. Is it possible?
Yes, everyone can take online courses.
How long is the course?
The duration of each course is determined individually, depending on the content and complexity of the course. The average duration is from 6 to 8 weeks. During this period, you must complete all the lessons and pass the tests. If you didn’t finish on time, the system will be blocked. But you can overwrite and go through again.