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Title : Research methods for a successful social and economic assessments (pdf version)
Duration : 5 days
Date : 17 - 21 April 2017
Timings : 9am-5pm on consecutive days
Cost : Kshs 20,000 (USD 200) - lunch/refreshments included
Description : This course is intended to expose participants to the meaning of socioeconomic assessment and equip them with skills for planning and conducting socioeconomic assessments. It covers definition of socioeconomic assessments, preparatory activities for effective socioeconomic assessments, planning and reconnaissance, ethical considerations, socioeconomic data collection methods and data analysis.

The training combines lectures and group work sessions to enable participants to practice the application of the new skills acquired.
Prerequisites : This course targets managers, whose decisions affect or are affected by the dynamic and evolving social behavior and economic changes in the society. Knowledge of basic statistical concepts and experience using MS Windows will be useful.
Course Outline :

The course covers the following topics:
1. Definition of socioeconomic assessment
2. Preparatory activities

  • Defining the process of socioeconomic assessment
  • Identification of research issues,
  • Identification of stakeholders
  • Identification of study area/sites
  • Definition of objectives
  • Identification of parameters to be covered

3. Planning and reconnaissance

  • Literature review
  • Reconnaissance survey
  • Planning the field data collection

4. Ethical considerations
5. Field data collection:

  • Methodology for data collection (semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, survey, observation, oral histories, visualization techniques)

6. Data analysis

  • Basic principles for data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis
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