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New Online Training Course!

The Art of Investigation: Qualitative Research Methods

26th - 30th April 2021, Online Delivery

Whilst we would love to be announcing our next in-person training course, the world unfortunately has different plans for us all right now. 

So we thought we'd bring you something a little different, something to expand your knowledge and scratch that training itch!

So what's the course about?

The field of market systems development is built on interviews, focus groups and field trips – but few of us have ever been taught how to use qualitative research methods well, yet alone how to analyse the results. This course aims to address just that.

What will it cover?

This course will teach you the A to Z of qualitative research for development – from planning through to analysis. It’s practical, interactive and informal. This course is not really about theory; it is about how to actually use these research tools in practice! Places are limited, so that we can get to know you, answer your questions and provide personalised feedback.

No matter how much of a beginner you are when you join, you will come out more confident, more skilled, and better able to use qualitative research methods to do your job.

You will learn how to:
  • make a research plan
  • sample for qualitative research
  • do a semi-structured interview
  • make the most of ‘field visits’
  • handle a focus group
  • analyse qualitative data and come up with conclusions

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who uses talking to people outside their own team as a way to get the information they need as development practitioners. Typically, that includes:

  • Intervention managers and staff
  • Monitoring and results measurement specialists
  • Consultants
  • Evaluators and external reviewers

If you are responsible for doing interviews, field visits or focus groups, for planning research, or for analysing qualitative data, you will get something from this course.

If you manage people who are responsible for doing qualitative research, or if people report to you on the basis of qualitative research, then this is not the course for you – it’s the course for your team.
Sign them up!

OK, how much is it?

The course fee is £595 GBP per person (plus VAT / tax where applicable). Places are limited - we want to keep the group small so that you get the most out of the sessions.


Interested? Here's what to do next... 

If you'd like to know a little more before you make a decision, you can read our full course brochure. You can also contact the trainer, Rachel Shah, if you have any questions. 
If you think this course is for you, and you'd like to sign up, then please fill in the online application form using the link below. Places are very limited however, so secure your place now.
Download Course Brochure
Apply Online Now
Best wishes,

The Springfield Team
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