Keno Institute of Training & Research offers a wide range of training and development opportunities designed to provide students with professional skills to design and conduct high quality studies. This short course offers the fundamental application of research methods and research design. It will provide an overview of research with a focus on quantitative and qualitative research on how these can work together in a mixed methods approach.
Through this 4-week short course, participants will have knowledge and some experience with working on both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a mixed methods approach.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the various philosophical qualitative and quantitative approaches to research
Describe and apply fundamentals of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to a plan or proposal
Identify a research problem to study of appropriate scope
Demonstrate knowledge of basic foundations of research design including ethical requirements of research involving human subjects
Know how to write and develop objectives, purpose statements, aim, or research question
Develop a plan for data collection and analysis
Defend their choice of methods and research design
Evaluate social research literature to make informed decisions
Design and critically appraise a mixed methods study
Understanding the importance of research
Identifying a research problem
Reviewing of literature (including the use of Mendeley referencing software)
Specifying an objective, purpose, research questions, or hypotheses
Selecting a research design
3 Major quantitative designs
3 Major qualitative designs
Mixed methods design
Ethical standards in Research
Sampling Techniques quantitative and qualitative Research
Data collection Methods in quantitative and qualitative
Data management and analysis methods for quantitative and qualitative research
Analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
Introduction to quantitative data analysis with SPSS
Introduction to qualitative data analysis with Atlas.ti 7
Writing up of research findings
basics of writing an abstract
Basics of writing your research findings into a journal
Basics of writing up your findings for your thesis
Reading materials and presentations will be provided to registered students
The course will feature a blend of teaching and learning styles.
This course will be taught online, using a blend of asynchronous and synchronous teaching, as well as online live teaching.
The course will start in the morning with asynchronous material (readings that will be provided and work on own projects), followed by live class lectures 18:30- Hrs.- 20:30 Hrs. and virtual office hour consultations at 8:45hours daily.
Participants will be required to develop a study of their own which they will be expected to develop throughout the course and present at the start and end of the course using PowerPoint.