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Research Design, ODK Mobile Data Collection, GIS Mapping, Data Analysis using NVIVO and SPSS Course

By: Foscore Development Center


24 Jun - 05 Jul, 2024  12 days

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USD 2,400

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Venue: Mombasa, Kenya

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Nairobi Kenya, Kenya 22 Jul - 02 Aug, 2024 USD2400

Embarking on the journey of research demands a comprehensive understanding of diverse methodologies and cutting-edge tools. The "Research Design, ODK Mobile Data Collection, GIS Mapping, Data Analysis using NVIVO and SPSS" course is a gateway to navigating the intricate landscape of contemporary research practices. In an era where data-driven insights are paramount, this course is meticulously designed to equip participants with a holistic skill set. From establishing robust research designs to leveraging advanced technologies like ODK, GIS, NVIVO, and SPSS for data collection and analysis, this program is a transformative experience for researchers and professionals seeking to enhance their capabilities in conducting impactful and efficient research.

Navigating the Research Ecosystem:

The course begins by delving into the foundations of research design, providing participants with a solid theoretical framework to guide their inquiry. As technology plays an increasingly pivotal role in research, the program seamlessly transitions to hands-on training in ODK mobile data collection, ensuring participants are adept at designing and implementing efficient data collection strategies in the field. The integration of GIS mapping techniques offers a spatial dimension to research endeavors, allowing participants to explore patterns and relationships in their data with geographical context. Moving further, the course addresses both qualitative and quantitative aspects of data analysis through the lens of NVIVO and SPSS, empowering participants to glean meaningful insights from diverse datasets.

Unlocking the Potential of Research Tools:

The course is not just about theoretical understanding; it is a practical exploration of the tools that define modern research practices. Participants will unlock the potential of ODK for mobile data collection, gaining practical insights into streamlining the data gathering process and ensuring its accuracy. GIS mapping becomes a navigational tool, allowing participants to visualize data in geographic contexts. As the journey progresses, the focus shifts to the analytical stage, where NVIVO is employed for qualitative data analysis and SPSS for quantitative insights. By the end of this exploration, participants emerge not only as proficient researchers but also as skilled users of state-of-the-art tools, ready to contribute meaningfully to the evolving field of research.

Empowering Researchers for Impactful Discoveries:

The "Research Design, ODK Mobile Data Collection, GIS Mapping, Data Analysis using NVIVO and SPSS" course is more than an educational endeavor; it is a transformative experience poised to empower individuals to become trailblazers in their respective fields. Whether participants are engaged in academic research, organizational decision-making, or project management, the skills acquired in this course are designed to amplify the impact of their work. The journey is not only about mastering tools; it's about unlocking the potential to make informed decisions, unravel patterns in data, and contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving landscape of research and analysis.

Course Objectives:

  1. Mastering Research Design Principles: Develop a deep understanding of foundational research design principles, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  2. Efficient ODK Mobile Data Collection: Acquire proficiency in designing and implementing efficient data collection strategies using ODK, optimizing mobile devices for field research.
  3. Spatial Analysis through GIS Mapping: Explore GIS mapping techniques for spatial data visualization, allowing participants to uncover geographic patterns and relationships within data.
  4. Qualitative Data Proficiency with NVIVO: Gain expertise in qualitative data analysis using NVIVO, enabling participants to extract meaningful insights from textual and multimedia sources.
  5. Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS: Master advanced data analysis techniques with SPSS, including regression analysis, factor analysis, and multivariate statistical methods.
  6. Integration of Research Tools: Understand how to seamlessly integrate various research tools, creating a cohesive workflow from data collection through analysis.
  7. Ethical Research Practices: Explore ethical considerations in research design, data collection, and analysis, fostering responsible and transparent research practices.
  8. Project Management for Research: Develop project management skills specific to research endeavors, ensuring efficient coordination and execution of projects.
  9. Effective Communication of Research Findings: Hone skills in presenting research findings through data visualization, reports, and effective communication tailored to diverse audiences.
  10. Hands-on Application: Apply acquired skills in real-world scenarios, solving research challenges through practical exercises, case studies, and collaborative projects.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Research Competence: Equip the organization with well-rounded professionals proficient in both traditional and modern research methodologies.
  2. Streamlined Data Collection: Improve the efficiency and accuracy of data collection through ODK, reducing errors and enhancing the reliability of research data.
  3. Spatial Data Insights: Leverage GIS mapping to gain spatial insights, providing a geographical context to data and supporting informed decision-making.
  4. Qualitative Depth with NVIVO: Enhance qualitative research capabilities, uncovering nuanced insights from textual and multimedia data using NVIVO.
  5. Quantitative Rigor with SPSS: Strengthen quantitative analysis with SPSS, ensuring robust statistical interpretations and data-driven decision-making.
  6. Integrated Research Approach: Foster an integrated approach to research, promoting synergy between diverse research tools and methodologies.
  7. Ethical Research Practices: Instill ethical research practices within the organization, ensuring compliance with ethical guidelines and standards.
  8. Strategic Decision Support: Provide decision-makers with comprehensive research outputs, enabling strategic decision support based on reliable evidence.
  9. Project Efficiency: Improve project management efficiency in research initiatives, leading to timely and cost-effective outcomes.
  10. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Facilitate collaboration across departments, breaking down silos and fostering a multidisciplinary approach to research challenges.

Target Participants:

This course is designed for researchers, analysts, project managers, and professionals involved in data collection and analysis across various domains. It is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their skills in research design, mobile data collection, GIS mapping, and data analysis using NVIVO and SPSS. Participants may come from diverse sectors, including academia, government, non-profit organizations, and private enterprises, where research plays a pivotal role in decision-making processes.

Course Outline:

1. Foundations of Research Design:

  • Understanding Research Paradigms
  • Defining Research Objectives and Hypotheses
  • Types of Research Designs and Applications
  • Experimental and Non-Experimental Design Considerations
  • Formulating Research Questions
  • Ethical Considerations in Research Design

2. ODK Mobile Data Collection:

  • Introduction to ODK and Its Features
  • Designing Forms for Mobile Data Collection
  • Implementing Data Collection in the Field
  • Data Quality Assurance in ODK
  • Syncing and Managing Data Collected through ODK
  • Practical Exercises in ODK Data Collection

3. GIS Mapping for Research:

  • Basics of GIS and Spatial Data
  • GIS Tools and Software Overview
  • Spatial Data Visualization and Interpretation
  • Applications of GIS in Research
  • Hands-on GIS Mapping Exercises
  • Spatial Analysis Techniques

4. Qualitative Data Analysis with NVIVO:

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research and NVIVO
  • Importing and Organizing Qualitative Data
  • Coding and Categorizing Data Using NVIVO
  • Extracting Themes and Patterns
  • Visual Representation of Qualitative Data
  • Group Exercises in NVIVO

5. Introduction to SPSS for Quantitative Analysis:

  • Overview of SPSS Interface and Commands
  • Loading and Managing Datasets in SPSS
  • Basic Statistical Analysis in SPSS
  • Data Manipulation Techniques in SPSS
  • Introduction to SPSS Programming
  • Syntax and Workflow in SPSS

6. Advanced Quantitative Analysis with SPSS:

  • Regression Analysis in SPSS
  • Multivariate Statistical Techniques
  • Model Diagnostics and Interpretation
  • Non-Parametric Tests in SPSS
  • Time-Series Analysis Using SPSS
  • Hands-on Application of Advanced Quantitative Techniques

7. Research Integration Workshop:

  • Applying Research Design Principles to Formulate a Research Plan
  • Designing an ODK-Based Data Collection Strategy for a Research Project
  • Integrating GIS Mapping into the Research Process for Spatial Insights
  • Incorporating Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO into the Research Workflow
  • Comprehensive Data Analysis Using SPSS
  • Collaborative Workshop Exercises for Real-World Research Scenarios

8. Ethical Considerations in Research:

  • Understanding Ethical Principles in Research
  • Informed Consent and Participant Confidentiality
  • Ethical Considerations in Data Collection and Analysis
  • Addressing Biases and Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethical Review Processes and Institutional Review Boards
  • Case Studies on Ethical Dilemmas in Research

9. Project Management for Research:

  • Project Planning and Timeline Development
  • Resource Allocation and Budgeting for Research Projects
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
  • Coordination of Research Activities Across Teams
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Research Projects
  • Tools for Effective Project Management

10. Communicating Research Findings:

  • Principles of Effective Data Visualization
  • Creating Compelling Reports and Presentations
  • Tailoring Communication for Diverse Stakeholders
  • Storytelling Through Research Findings
  • Practical Exercises in Communicating Research Results
  • Feedback and Improvement Strategies

11. Hands-On Application of Research Tools:

  • Applying ODK for Field Data Collection in a Simulated Environment
  • Conducting GIS Mapping Exercises Using Real-World Datasets
  • Hands-On NVIVO Session for Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Practical SPSS Application for Quantitative Analysis
  • Troubleshooting Common Challenges in Each Tool
  • Collaborative Projects Applying Multiple Research Tools

12. Future Trends in Research Methodologies:

  • Emerging Technologies in Data Collection
  • Advancements in GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis
  • Innovations in Qualitative Data Analysis Tools
  • Trends in Quantitative Analysis Software
  • Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Research
  • Preparing for the Future of Research Methodologies

General Notes

  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs.
  • The participant must be conversant in English.
  • Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.
  • Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
  • Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule.
  • Course duration is flexible, and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.
  • Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.
  • One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
  • Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)
  • Payment should be done before commencement of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, to enable us to prepare better for you.

For any inquiries, please contact us.

Mombasa, Kenya Jun 24 - 05 Jul, 2024
Nairobi Kenya, Kenya 22 Jul - 02 Aug, 2024

Registration: 09:00:am - 05:00:am

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