Research methodology

  • Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
  • Venue: TIPS Office, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers: Dr Myriam Velia
  • For enquiries or to register please contact: rozale@tips.org.za
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15-17 May 2018

Research methodology

This research methodology training workshop introduces participants to some key elements that will assist a better understanding of: (a) what social science research is about and what constitutes good research in terms of validity and methodology; and (b) how research is undertaken and what processes are followed to generate findings.

The workshop takes place over three consecutive days and covers the following areas, although not exclusively:

  • Introduction to the theory of change.
  • Research terminology, the different approaches to research, when to use qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
  • How to set out good research questions and to address these questions.
  • What is a good literature review and why such reviews are important.
  • Surveys: how to survey and how to sample.
  • Qualitative research: interviews (structured and semi-structured), running focus groups.