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This course will be an introduction and overview of the research design process, including the components of a good research design, types of research strategies, a summary of popular research designs, data collection methods, and statistical software description.
The session includes two sets of hands-on exercises. In the first exercise, participants will run and analyze data using a hypothetical case study. In the second, participants will consider a specific research study they wish to implement, outline their research design steps, and specify their data collection methods and data analysis plan.
This workshop is the first in a series of assessment-related sessions. For a deep dive into survey design, consider attending our Assessment In Focus session on November 6, 2014. Future sessions will cover Interviews, Focus Groups, Fieldwork, and Analysis.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop will benefit anyone interested in beginning a research study at their organization. No prior knowledge of research design is necessary.
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
- Understand the components of the research design process
- Choose a suitable research design for their study
- Assess and choose suitable data collection methods for their study
- Choose suitable methods to analyze their data
- Determine how to utilize their results to improve their organization