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Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM) - Online Certificate Course

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Research is a core area in development and humanitarian programming. Some of the research activities normally undertaken by various programs to promote evidence-based planning include assessments, surveys and evaluations. These activities employ qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Qualitative research aims at generating an in-depth understanding of a specific program activity or event, rather than surface description of a large sample of a population. On the other hand, quantitative research focuses on gathering, analyzing and presenting numerical data and generalizing it across groups of people to explain a particular phenomenon.

Given the great significance of research in development and humanitarian work, IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has planned a five-day training on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM). The training aims at equipping participants with current knowledge, skills and best practices on research to improve the quality of their overall programming.

When is the training?

15th to 19th November 2021

Who should attend this training?

UN, Government and NGO staff including but not limited to program coordinators, project managers and officers.

What are the key aspects of the training?

  • Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM);
  • Hypothesis setting;
  • Research study design including sampling methods;
  • Questionnaire development;
  • Interviewing techniques;
  • Observation techniques and tools;
  • Participatory research techniques;
  • Focus group discussion (FGD) techniques and tools;
  • Key informant interview (KII) techniques and tools;
  • Note-taking and coding;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis (Using SPSS, Nvivo and Ms Excel);
  • Presentation of findings.

What is the main training objective?

This five-day course aims at building the knowledge and competencies of participants on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

What learning approach and language will be used in the training?

The training delivery method includes interactive webinar sessions, PowerPoint presentations, articles, videos, quizzes and assessments.

The entire training will be facilitated in English.

For more information, send an email to or call +254 (20) 2345572.

Fee information

The training cost is US$ 400 which will cover the tuition fees, learning materials and certification.

How to Register

Interested individuals should complete our Course Application Form and submit it before Sunday 14th November 2021.