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Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

In this course, you will continue to explore approaches to data collection and analysis. The qualitative methods sessions cover qualitative research methods; mining others’ research to prepare literature reviews; and developing data gathering tools such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observations. You will use case studies and other qualitative result reports to develop your critical analysis of the validity and reliability of evidence and findings.

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Research questions and components of a research proposal
  • Introduction to main QR methods and discussion of interviewing, focus groups, and participant observation.
  • Biographical Sketch discussions
  • Participant observation: concepts, sample, develop PO protocol.
  • Case study observation
  • Data analysis

This is an instructor-led virtual course with weekly asynchronous modules. Each synchronous class day will cover a specific topic, thus morning and evening sessions have the same content so students have the choice to attend either session. Students are required to attend at least three of the seven live synchronous sessions.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of quantitative methods for use in program evaluation
  • Familiarity with the basics of measurement
  • An understanding of measurement tools

Ideal for

  • Professionals interested in the field of monitoring and evaluation
  • Students pursuing the Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation

1 section

  • Fall 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Oct 7 - Nov 18
    • Day

    • Time

      Day / Evening
      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    • Oct 7 – Nov 4
    • Monday
    • 10:30AM – 11:30AM
    • Instructor Led
    • Oct 7 – Nov 18
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 7:30PM
    • Instructor Led
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