Research for Decision Makers
This seminar/workshop is designed to strengthen capacity in quantitative and qualitative studies, and presentation of findings. It is tailored for senior and middle level cadre personnel who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in evidence-based decision making. The training is in three modules. (1) Quantitative– takes participants through the research process, from problems conceptualization, theoretical or conceptual framework, to fieldwork, and essentials of data collection and analysis. (2) Qualitative– explains qualitative paradigm including methodological theories, data collection techniques (including rapid appraisal techniques), and analysis. (3) Communication of findings—target group is policy makers, managers, and other decision makers. This module explains techniques on how to communicate study findings in a simple, easy to understand fashion. It explains how to translate percentages and ratios into simple bar charts, pie charts and histogram, how to produce effective PowerPoint presentation, and techniques for translating key findings into policy document for policy makers.