Basic Research Methods

Course Information

This course is an introductory course. It is intended to provide basic information on how to carry out simple research within your local community. Research findings can be used to drive policy change and/or improve intervention programs. Upon completing the course, each student is expected to have the capability to:

  • write a simple research proposal
  • apply for small research grants
  • engage their local communities in research
  • analyze research data investigate/evaluate “outsider” doing research in their community

Introduction: Why Research?

Tools of Research: Measurement, Resources & Strategy

Formulated Research Question/Problem

Research Designs

Literature Review

Qualitative Study: Semi-Structured Interviews

Quantitative Study: Surveys/Questionnaire

Case Study

Research and Ethics

Researching the Vulnerable

Planning a research project

Conducting a basic research

Graduate students, professionals, and exceptional upper level undergraduates.

Health practitioners, students in health sciences, medicine and other behavioral/social sciences, and anyone interested in conducting research.

The course is a practical one as such most of the class time will be used to solve problems and discuss case studies and research practices.

Next course event — forthcoming

Course Venue: Accra, Ghana

Teaching Mode: Instructor-led In-class

Course Fee: US $150 *US $80 per delegate (20% group discount for 10+ delegates) – *Fee with Partial Scholarship

Next Course: 17 – 18 October 2017

Course Length: 2 full training days

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Registration: Open

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