Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies (QQRM)
Research is a core area in development and humanitarian programming. Some of the research activities normally undertaken by various programs to promote evidence-based planning include assessments, surveys and evaluations. These activities employ qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Qualitative research aims at generating an in-depth understanding of a specific program activity or event, rather than surface description of a large sample of a population. On the other hand, quantitative research focuses on gathering, analyzing and presenting numerical data and generalizing it across groups of people to explain a particular phenomenon.
Given the great significance of research in development and humanitarian work, IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has planned a five-day training on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies. The training aims at equipping participants with current knowledge, skills and best practices on research to improve the quality of their overall programming.
When is the training?
2nd to 6th December 2019
Who should attend this training?
UN, Government and NGO staff including but not limited to program coordinators, project managers and officers.
What are the key aspects of the training?
- Qualitative and quantitative research overview;
- Hypothesis setting;
- Research study design including sampling methods;
- Questionnaire development;
- Interviewing techniques;
- Observation techniques and tools;
- Participatory research techniques;
- Focus group discussion (FGD) techniques and tools;
- Key informant interview (KII) techniques and tools;
- Note-taking and coding;
- Qualitative and quantitative data analysis (Using SPSS, Nvivo and Ms Excel);
- Discussion of results.
What is the main training objective?
This five-day course aims at building the knowledge and competencies of participants on qualitative and quantitative research methods, through a combination of in-house training, practical field exercises and critique of the field work.
What learning approach and language will be used in the training?
The entire training will be facilitated in English. The training methodology will consist of interactive plenary discussions, mini-lectures, group work (hum and buzz groups) and practical demonstrations.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call+254 (20) 2345572.
Interested individuals should complete our course application form and submit it before Wednesday 27th November 2019.