Introduction to Social Research Methods Course

Introduction

How does ‘society’ function? What makes ‘culture’? These are crucially important questions that can help us to understand the most pressing issues that human beings face today – but how do we answer them? This course will explore the techniques and approaches used by researchers to answer difficult questions about the social world.

In this course, we’re going to explore:

  • The kinds of methods researchers tend to adopt
  • The contexts in which certain research methods are used
  • The benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications of research

Duration 

5 Days

 

COURSE LEVEL:

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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
ISM001 6 Feb 2023 - 10 Feb 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 6 Mar 2023 - 10 Mar 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 3 Apr 2023 - 7 Apr 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 1 May 2023 - 5 May 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 5 Jun 2023 - 9 Jun 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 3 Jul 2023 - 7 Jul 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 7 Aug 2023 - 11 Aug 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 4 Sep 2023 - 8 Sep 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
ISM001 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
E-Learning

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


Objectives Of The Course

  • The kinds of methods researchers tend to adopt
  • The contexts in which certain methods are used
  • The benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications involved in particular methods
  • Critical perspective on quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques
  • Critically analyse published research on methods

Course Outline

Exploring Methods

  • Surveys
  • Discourse analysis
  • Learning Analytics
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Ethnography
  • Social Network Analysis (SNA)
  • Experimental intervention
  • Visual and image analysis

Analysing Data

  • Critical perspectives on quantitative data analysis
  • Critical perspectives on qualitative data analysis

Course Administration Details:

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010,+250 789 621 067  or mail [email protected]/[email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]


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