Research Methods Certificate Course

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Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce a certificate online and distance learning Course in Research Methods.

Start date: 1st July 2019

Overall Course Description:

This course highlights important basic concepts about micro-enterprise development and management, the place of micro-enterprise development within the broader development framework and the role of project officers in micro-enterprise development. It also focuses on preparation of good business plans and assessment/evaluation of micro-enterprise projects within the context of both business viability as well as the project spirit of self-reliance (project sustainability).

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course the students should be able to
 Understand strengths and weaknesses of different research methods and when it is and is not appropriate to use specific methods;
 Be able to design a research project using appropriate multiple research methods;
 Be able to design and conduct a survey and analyze survey results;
 Gain the skills of conducting basic research and present the findings
 Understand ethical issues in social science research and meet high standards of research ethics;

Course Organizers:
Capacity Africa Institute (www.capacityafrica.com ) is an organization founded in 1999 with the objective of building capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery of development services in Africa. The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan training over 4000 development workers in the last ten years. We have presented hands – on training to over 200 international organizations among them Action Aid, UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women, OSIEA, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, AMREF, Danish Deming Group, Pact World, Oxfam, War Child, World Relief, Tear Fund, Shell International, Path, Techno serve, Norwegian People’s Aid, One Love One World, Freedom to Create, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

Who Should Participate:
This programme is targeted at anyone who is interested in research and development. We expect corporate executives, government and community leaders, consultants, academics, and other professionals.
Course Outline:

  1. Types of Research
  2. Research Design
  3. Sampling
  4. Methods of Data Collection
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Problems encountered by Researchers in Developing Countries
    Training Format:
    • All materials are made available through Online or Distance Learning approaches
    • Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
    • At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
    • Weekly feedback from committed instructors
    • Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn
    certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,
PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send
assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient
to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the
right alternative for you.
Materials Provided:
Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and the templates.
Exercises:
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.
Assignments:
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8Weeks - 8 to 10 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $300
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via
email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay
for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course
is scheduled to begin. Participants must submit Four assignments before certification.

Training Package offers Value for the Money. Training will be moderated by
professional with hands on skills and great wealth in micro enterprise management.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
[email protected]
www.capacitybuildingonline.com