Effective Research Design

Course Title: Effective Research Design
Course Overview.
This hands-on course endeavors to impart skills in research methods both qualitative and quantitative, data
collection techniques, analysis, data presentation, visualization and also enhance skills towards effective research.
The delegates will also be taken through relevant theories, concepts, tools and techniques in research.
Learning Contents
Research Fundamentals
ü Discourse on research process
ü What is scientific research
Theory & Social Research
ü Levels of theory
ü Empirical generalizations and middle range theory
ü The parts of theory
ü Major theoretical frameworks
ü Direction of theorizing
From Research idea to Researchable Problem
ü Where do research ideas come from
ü Formulating the research problem
ü Research problem to researchable questions
Formulating Research Questions, Hypotheses and Objectives
ü Research questions
ü Research hypotheses
ü Research objective(s)
ü Formulating research statemen
Research Approaches
ü Introduction to research approach
ü Quantitative research approach
ü Qualitative research approach
ü Mixed methods approach
Designing a Study
Quantitative Research Design
ü Descriptive research
ü Correlational research
ü Causal-comparative
ü Experimental
Qualitative Research Design
ü Narrative research
ü Phenomenology
ü Grounded theory
ü Ethnographies
Mixed Methods
ü Convergent
ü Explanatory sequential
ü Transformative, embedded, or multiphase
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
ü Quantitative and qualitative measurement
ü Eligibility and validity
ü A guide to quantitative measurement
ü Index construction & scales
Sampling Techniques
ü Sampling process
ü What makes a good sample?
ü Sampling method types
Sources of Error in Sampling and Measurement
ü Sampling error
ü Non-sampling errors
ü Accuracy, precision, and bias
Sampling Methods
ü Probability sampling
ü Non-probability sampling
Data Collection in Research
Data Collection Techniques
ü Data collection techniques
ü Data collection sources
Quantitative Data Collection
ü Qualitative data collection methods and tools
ü Survey questionnaire
ü Designing the questions
ü Structuring the questionnaire
Qualitative Data Collection
ü Qualitative data collection methods and tools
ü Interviews
ü Focus Group
Data Analysis
ü Explain how IBM SPSS Statistics is used for analysis
ü Explain the steps in data analysis using STATA
ü Explore the use of NVIVO
Research Writing
Literature Review
ü Types of literature reviews
ü Process of conduction literature review
ü Referencing and citation
Developing a Research Protocol
ü Research protocol
ü Drafting the main components of a research protocol
ü Ethical review
Research ethics
ü Special populations and new inequalities
ü Privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality
ü Respect for human dignity
ü Ethics and the scientific community
ü Ethics and the sponsors of research
Way forward After the Training
Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills
acquired in improving their organizations. ASPM will monitor implementation progress after the training.
Training Evaluation:
Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge knowledge and skills and another
assessment will be done after the training in-order to demonstrate knowledge ga

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