Wed 05th – Fri 07th Sept (3 days) | Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed 07th – Fri 09th Feb (3 days) | Johannesburg, South Africa
Qualitative research provides richness, contextual understanding and great depth to any research question. Researchers tend to veer away from qualitative research as a method because it is a seemingly complicated research approach in data collection, analysis and interpretation. But it doesn’t have to be.
Qualitative research is important because it seeks to describe, understand and explain human behaviour. Qualitative research can be used to answer many research questions or paired with quantitative methods. When paired with quantitative research, it is especially powerful for understanding complex socio-political concepts such as power, gender or race in a more nuanced way. Qualitative research can be used to understand the research setting, improve design and tools, as well for triangulation: better understanding, insight and interpretation of research findings. Including qualitative component in research studies is of significant essence.
Therefore researchers, including quantitative researchers, should become skilled at qualitative methods. The course objectives include helping participants achieve the overall understanding of qualitative research methodology, when to use qualitative research, key data-gathering methods in qualitative research, drafting of data tools, ensuring data quality in qualitative research, data synthesis and analysis.
An Introduction to qualitative research
When to use qualitative research
Understanding of triangulation
Life history interviews
Focus group discussions
Most significant change methodology
Qualitative data analysis
Ensuring data quality
Writing up results
The course will teach participants the following:
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