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Workshop: Introductory qualitative methods (9 and 10 May 2016)

This two day workshop has been developed to provide an introductory insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a broad range of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. Participants will develop a conceptual model for the use of qualitative methods and gain basic skills in several key qualitative techniques through hands-on exercises. 

Australia
2nd May, 2016
Event City: 
Melbourne
Event State/Province: 
Victoria
Event cost: 
Paid
Event type: 
Workshop

Presenter: David Roberts
Register online by: Monday, 2 May 2016
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $770, Non-members $935, Student member $385, Student non-member $550

For commissioners of evaluation this workshop will provide an understanding of a range of qualitative methods allowing you to assess evaluation quality.  For evaluators, this workshop will provide a range of methods that will provide flexibility to adapt your evaluation to the evaluation questions and to triangulate data from different methods.

The workshop is interactive engaging participants in exercise and discussion with some role play.  Participants can also provide projects or issues they would like to work on during the two days.

The areas covered in the workshop will include a selection from:

  • role of qualitative methods in evaluation
  • ethics
  • observation
  • elicitation techniques
  • qualitative sampling
  • in-depth interviews
  • discussion groups and focus groups
  • analytical methods

Learning outcome

Participants will develop a conceptual model for the use of qualitative methods and gain basic skills in several key qualitative techniques through hands-on exercises.

Who should attend

Evaluators and commissioners of evaluation who wish to develop their skills and understanding of a range of qualitative methods. The workshop is pitched at the introductory to intermediate level.

Participants with interests in a developing their skills in a specific method might wish to consider Intermediate level workshops.

About the Facilitator

David Roberts is a self-employed consultant with wide experience in qualitative and quantitative methods. He was Chair of the AES Awards Committee for three years. David has training in Anthropology, Evaluation and Community Development. He has been conducting workshops for over 30 years in areas such as Participatory Research, Evaluation Design, Elicitation Techniques, Qualitative Methods and Program Theory.