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Short Course Announcement, 2018

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The University of Zambia, Insitutute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR), Capacity Building Policy and Programming Project invites applications from interested individuals to study for the following short courses:

1.Introduction to Research Methods
The course is designed to impart participants with knowledge of social science research and its application to problem solving. The course targets programme managers, M&E officers and other decision makers, and researchers, who could enhance their research skills. The course covers the following broad subjects:

  • Identification of a research problem
  • Research designs and data collection methods
  • Quality in the research process (validity, reliability, replicability, integrity)
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Report writing and utilization of research results

2.Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
The course is designed to introduce participants to basic quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis. The course uses a hands-on approach where participants practice various methods of data analysis using data sets. The course targets programme managers, M&E officers and other decision makers, and researchers, who could enhance their data analysis skills. The course covers the following broad subjects:

  • Basic qualitative and quantitative analysis methods
  • Techniques of data diagnosis
  • Qualitative data analysis using appropriate software (Atlas.ti, NVIVO)
  • Quantitative data analysis using appropriate software (SPSS, STATA)
  • Combining quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods

Entry Requirements
University/College qualifications
Working in research/planning/ monitoring and evaluation/ behavior change/public policy environments
For the data analysis course, some working knowledge of basic statistics

COURSE SCHEDULE

COURSE PERIOD TIME
Introduction to Research Methods 9th -20th April, 2018 16:30hrs-19:30hrs
Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis 11th-29th June, 2018 16:30hrs-19:30hrs

For enquiries contact:

The Administrator

POLYGRAM Short Courses

University of Zambia, Institute of Economic and Social Research(INESOR)

Plot No. 2631 Munali Road, Chudleigh

P.O. BOX 30900 Lusaka, Zambia

Website:www.unza.zm

Cell: +260975952295/260950915085

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