Research Methods training Course

This short course will give participants a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of research methods and statistics. It's suitable for those new to quantitative research.
The participants will look at topics ranging from study design, data type and graphs through to choice and interpretation of statistical tests - with a particular focus on standard errors, confidence intervals and p-values.
5 days
Course content
During this basic introductory course in research methodology and statistical analyses participants will cover a variety of topics.
This is a theory-led course, but participants will be given plenty of opportunities to apply the concepts via practical and interactive activities integrated throughout.
Course outline

  • Introduction to quantitative research
  • Research question development
  • Study design, sampling and confounding
  • Types of data
  • Graphical displays of data and results
  • Summarizing numeric and categorical data
  • Numeric and categorical differences between groups
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals and p-values
  • Parametric statistical tests
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Reliability and Validity

The course is suitable for those new to quantitative research.
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course participants should have a good, practical understanding of:

  • research design considerations (question formulation, sample selection and randomization, study design, and research protocols)
  • data types, and appropriate summaries and graphs of samples and differences
  • standard errors, confidence intervals and p-values
  • parametric and nonparametric assumptions and tests
  • how to select an appropriate statistical test

Course fees           
Kenyan residents: Kshs 100,000/=             International: USD 1,000/=
The payment will cater for tuition, lunch and tea break snacks. Participants are expected to cater for their travel expenses, accommodation and other out of pocket expenses.
Mode of payment
Payment shall be through electronic fund transfer to Africa Development Resources bank account 7 days prior to the commencement of the course.
For further information, please contact us on:
Telephone: +254733846186