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  1. European Program for Development Evaluation Training

    Event
    19th September, 2011 to 25th September, 2011
    Czech Republic

    This week long training course covers a wide range of topics related to evaluation. Starting with an introduction to development evaluation and the challenges it is faced in the region, the course would cover major steps involved in conducting an evaluation. For example: Understanding the Evaluation Context and Program Theory of Change; Developing Evaluation Questions and Starting the Design Matrix; Selecting Designs for Cause-and-Effect; Choosing the Sampling Strategy and Planning for and Conducting Data Analysis and Managing an Evaluation etc.

  2. 33rd Conference of the International Association for Time Use Research

    Event
    1st August, 2011 to 3rd August, 2011
    United Kingdom

    Time use research focuses on knowing how people allocate their time during the average day. Time use data, maintained in the form of ‘Time diaries’, can capture the range of economic production and consumption activities that take place outside the paid economy. By examining daily activities, it can be learnt how different groups of people juggle work and family responsibilities, and how people have changed their activities over time. IATUR provides a forum for people interested in any aspect of time use research.

  3. The Analysis of Qualitative Data

    Event
    1st November, 2011 to 2nd November, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two day course is designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of the principles and practice of high-quality, rigorous qualitative data analysis. Participants will also be introduced to 'Framework', an approach to qualitative data management which has been developed at NatCen.

  4. Managing Challenging Interviews

    Event
    1st December, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one day course is designed to explore the key issues in planning for and conducting qualitative interviews with vulnerable populations. As well as providing insight from the trainers' own experiences, the course aims to offer a forum where participants can discuss their studies and reflect on these issues away from the hectic day-to-day experience of carrying out applied research. Note: Above is a brief version of the description of the course, taken from the website (http://www.natcen.ac.uk/events-and-training/our-training/).

  5. Conducting research with children and young people

    Event
    22nd November, 2011
    United Kingdom

    The perspectives of children and young people have been of keen interest to social researchers for some years, and more recently there has been an increasing commitment by local and central government to consult children and young people about the policies that affect their lives. This two-day course will introduce the key theoretical and methodological issues involved in conducting social research with children and young people and equip delegates with the basic tools for conducting high quality research in this area

  6. Communicating Research to Policy and Practice

    Event
    13th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one-day course gives researchers the knowledge and tools to communicate their research to policy and practice audiences. Researchers will learn how to relate to practitioner audiences, exploit the strengths of different media, and create persuasive messages for them. This is an intermediate level course, which assumes a general familiarity with qualitative or quantitative research options and is relevant to those working in universities, consultancy settings, government departments or the voluntary sector.

  7. Moderating Focus Groups

    Event
    19th October, 2011 to 20th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two day course gives participants an overview of the role and function of using focus groups as an option of data collection in qualitative research. It aims to equip them with additional skills and techniques necessary for facilitating focus groups to a high standard in applied research settings. The course contents include: the role and use of focus groups in social research; designing focus groups ; the role of the moderator;  engaging group participants in the discussion, keeping focused on the research questions; and selection and recruitment of participants.

  8. Depth Interviewing Skills

    Event
    9th November, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two-day course gives participants an understanding of, and experience in using, the skills and techniques involved in conducting qualitative interviews to a high standard. It will be delivered via a combination of taught and practical sessions. The trainers all have extensive experience of conducting in-depth interviews for qualitative studies.

  9. Introduction to Qualitative Research

    Event
    13th September, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This is a one day course designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of what qualitative research is and will enable them to make informed decisions about which types of research questions are best answered using qualitative approaches In addition, the participants will be able to contrast qualitative and quantitative approaches and understand when these are best used singly or in combination. It will also develop an understanding of  the issues relating to generalisation and making use of qualitative research evidence in a credible way.

  10. Formulating Policy Recommendations

    Event
    12th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one day course will enable participants to acquire the tools and techniques for drawing policy recommendations from their research findings and conclusions. The topics to be covered include: Understanding the policy context; How research can help policy makers; Designing and managing policy research; and Drafting policy recommendations. Note: Above is a brief version of the description of the course, taken from the website (http://www.natcen.ac.uk/events-and-training/our-training/). Organization Responsible for the Event: National Centre for Social Research (Natcen), London, UK  

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