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  1. Qualitative Research Design

    Event
    26th October, 2011 to 27th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two day intermediate level course is designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of the principles and practice of high quality, rigorous research design for qualitative studies. Course content covers: designing effective research questions; choosing your methodology (types of data, data unit, the time frame, choosing between different options of data collection); sampling in qualitative research; ethics in research design; combining qualitative and quantitative research approaches; and establishing quality in research design.

  2. Questionnaire Design

    Event
    4th October, 2011 to 5th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two day course is aimed at giving participants a thorough grounding in questionnaire design. This course will be highly participatory, with sessions aimed at providing hands-on experience of designing questionnaires and survey questions, for quantitative social research. Course content includes: the purpose of surveys and questionnaires and identifying the key decisions researchers have to make.

  3. Reporting Qualitative Data

    Event
    6th December, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one day course is designed to provide researchers with core skills in writing reports based on analysis of qualitative data. It will focus on the techniques needed to display qualitative evidence effectively in both stand-alone qualitative and integrated mixed option reports.

  4. Sampling for Survey

    Event
    27th September, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one day course is designed to give participants a practical understanding of the principles of sampling. Participants will learn about the key features of random probability sampling, and the factors that need to be considered to obtain efficient, unbiased samples.

  5. Basic Statistic Analysis for Social Research

    Event
    11th October, 2011 to 12th October, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This two day course aims to familiarise participants with how to use basic statistics and understand the principles underlying statistical thinking and practice. As well as review the issues and practical considerations behind different statistical concepts and analysis options.??The course will be highly participatory and will include lecture-type sessions with real life worked examples to try and improve understanding of various statistical techniques, along with hands-on computer sessions.

  6. Management Information Systems for M&E

    Event
    15th August, 2011 to 26th August, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This short course intends to provide all those engaged in Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) with the opportunity to develop a Management Information System (MIS) in plan and in prototype over a two week. The underlying structure for each participant's MIS is designed in the first week. In the second, the design is taken further using available software packages (database, spreadsheet and WWW software). Participants will take home a workable system which can be field tested with live data.

  7. Coffee Break Webinars, American Evaluation Association

    Event
    13th October, 2011
    United States

    Facilitators:  James Griffith & Elise Laorenza The Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation TIG is sponsoring a webinar series. Once per month, it will offer a webinar reviewing the most current topics around evaluation and multiethnic issues. The first webinar will describe Culturally Responsive Evaluation and discuss its practical applications. The second webinar will cover research options and procedures to determine whether culture has been given appropriate attention in an evaluation study.

  8. Logic Models for Program Evaluation and Planning

    Event
    31st October, 2011 to 1st November, 2011
    United States

    Many programs fail to start with a clear description of the program and its intended outcomes, undermining both program planning and evaluation efforts. The logic model, as a map of what a program is and intends to do, is a useful tool for clarifying objectives, improving the relationship between activities and those objectives, and developing and integrating evaluation plans and strategic plans.

  9. Qualitative Methods In Evaluation

    Event
    31st October, 2011 to 1st November, 2011
    United States

    New and experienced qualitative researchers alike often ask: "Is my approach to qualitative research consistent with core principles of the option?" Evaluators who integrate qualitative options into their work are responsible to ensure this alignment. This session aims to help you become a strong decision maker through the life of a qualitative research project. This process is facilitated by attention to the following questions: How will the strength of your evaluation work be enhanced because you took a qualitative approach?

  10. Quantitative Methods for Evaluators

    Event
    31st October, 2011 to 1st November, 2011
    United States

    Quantitative data offers opportunities for numerical descriptions of populations and samples. The challenge is in knowing which analyses are best for a given situation. Designed for the practitioner needing a refresher course and/or guidance in applying quantitative options to evaluation contexts, the workshop covers the basics of parametric and nonparametric statistics, as well as how to report your findings. Hands-on exercises and computer demonstrations interspersed with mini-lectures will introduce options and concepts.

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