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NCRM Training- Designing Mixed Method Evaluation Research
May 29, 2019 - May 31, 2019
As a rule, our courses cost £30 a day for UK/EU students and £60 a day for UK/EU academics, researchers or public service staff. Register for the event here
This course aims to equip people who attend with methodological knowledge and research skills to be able to design, conduct and critically appraise evaluation research.
It takes a mixed methods approach, distinguishing the contributions that qualitative and quantitative research designs make, and demonstrating their complementarity. The major quantitative designs are introduced, including randomised controlled trials, regression discontinuity designs and differences in differences. The roles of qualitative methods in formative evaluations, understanding context, and investigating potential mechanisms are explored.
The practical aspects of planning an evaluation study, including writing a protocol, dealing with ethical issues and planning for impact are addressed. Teaching methods include interactive lectures, discussion of prescribed readings and group work on design tasks. Material considered during the course will be relevant to evaluation research in both the UK and in wider global contexts.