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Reporting and Presenting Results

This course introduces students to approaches to data collection and analysis. The sessions covering qualitative research methods focus on developing literature reviews and developing and using data-gathering tools such as interviews, focus groups, and observations. Students also critically analyze published studies to evaluate the quality of the study design and the strength of the evidence and conclusions. The sessions on quantitative methods cover the basics of data analysis, exploring how these principles affect approaches to research design and data gathering. Students learn experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and their application, sampling methods, ways of recognizing good data from bad, and beginning survey design. In short, they learn how to develop credible data—data that measures what it claims to measure and that is analyzed correctly.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The knowledge to draft measurable project goals, outcomes, objectives, and activities
  • The skills to create a clear and concise design for a monitoring and evaluation framework
  • The ability to apply new and/or additional reporting skills using infographics and presentation software
  • The confidence to package and present a final work product to an audience of peers and industry experts

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