The world today is increasingly complex amidst COVID-19, climate change, conflict, and rapidly changing economies. It needs holistic methodologies to address this complexity to reduce global inequities.
This course – taught by highly experienced professionals in Bangladesh, the UK, and Zambia – helps you understand, design and implement mixed methods research and evaluations amidst contexts of rapid change.
Our online course combines live lectures, webinars, readings, case studies and group work.
It will run over four weeks on Wednesdays in October 2023, with specific webinar times to be confirmed. Participation in the course (during and outside of the real-time sessions) will require approximately 4-5 hours of your time per week, which includes 2-3 hours per week of live sessions.
There will be a pre-course induction to introduce the digital learning platform and help you with any technical queries before the course beings. This can be done flexibly at your own time before the the course commences.
Each week will involve a webinar with an interactive presentation and discussion from highly experienced mixed methods researchers and practitioners from institutions based in the Global South and the Global North. The outline of the course curriculum is presented below:
Week 1: Theory and concepts of poverty and inequality, linked to underlying methods of analysis
Week 2: Methods overview
Week 3: Designing and analysing mixed methods research amidst rapid change
Week 4: Applications for poverty and inequality evaluations amidst rapid change
At the end of the course, a successful participant will be able to: