Qualitative Research Methods for Evaluation Course


Introduction

This three-module course will survey the range of qualitative research methods and methodologies that can be applied to program evaluations. The course will begin with an overview of the foundations of qualitative inquiry and their purposes in evaluation. Then, participations will work through the practical aspects of developing evaluation questions, framing instruments, data analysis, and reporting. Topics to include qualitative methods of observation, interview, document analysis, and qualitative methodologies of case study, action research, and ethnography.

Duration

5 Days

  Course Objectives

  • Participations will work through the practical aspects of developing evaluation questions, framing instruments, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Participants will learn about research versus evaluation, how research methods and methodologies fit into evaluation, and the relationships between axiology, ontology, epistemology, and methodology.

Course Outline

Module 1: Foundations

  • Participants will learn about research versus evaluation, how research methods and methodologies fit into evaluation, and the relationships between axiology, ontology, epistemology, and methodology. This module will also overview the difference between method and methodology and will overview the goals and purposes of qualitative methods and types of questions that can be answered with qualitative data.

Module 2: Applying Qualitative methods in practice

  • Participants will work through the practical aspects of developing evaluation questions, framing instruments, analyzing data, and reporting with qualitative methods including observation, interview, document analysis, and qualitative survey data.

Module 3: Applying Qualitative methodologies in practice

  • Participants will work through the practical aspects of developing evaluation questions, framing instruments, analyzing data, and reporting with qualitative methodologies including case study, action research, and ethnography.

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

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 Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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.
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).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.