Pursuing its epistemological stance with interdisciplinary, multi-level, and multidimensional aspects, AspirE adopts a qualitative methodological approach with a participatory dimension to study (non-) migration decision-making. This approach highlights the human aspects of decision-making, an innovation that is present in AspirE’s mode of inquiry, model of analysis, data-gathering methods, and work programme.
- Mode of inquiry: case study of labour market-leading migrations from Asia
- Model of analysis: humanising framework through engendering, decolonizing, and situating contextually the analysis
- Data-gathering methods: policy content analysis, semi-structured interviews (separately with experts and aspiring (re)migrants), social-network mapping, video diary, and focus group discussions
- Work programme: 8 Work Packages (WPs) with 1 ethics WP, 3 empirical research WPs, 2 management WPs, 1 training WP, and 1 impact WP