Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM) – Self-paced Course

$600 $400




Research is a core area in development and humanitarian programming. Some of the research activities normally undertaken by various programs to promote evidence-based planning include assessments, surveys and evaluations. These activities employ qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Qualitative research aims at generating an in-depth understanding of a specific program activity or event, rather than surface description of a large sample of a population. On the other hand, quantitative research focuses on gathering, analyzing and presenting numerical data and generalizing it across groups of people to explain a particular phenomenon.

Given the great significance of research in development and humanitarian work, we have planned a training on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM). The training aims at equipping participants with current knowledge, skills and best practices on research to improve the quality of their overall programming.

Course objectives

This course aims at building the knowledge and competencies of participants on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Course content

  • Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
  • Hypothesis setting;
  • Research study design including sampling methods;
  • Questionnaire development;
  • Interviewing techniques;
  • Observation techniques and tools;
  • Participatory research techniques;
  • Focus group discussion (FGD) techniques and tools;
  • Key informant interview (KII) techniques and tools;
  • Note-taking and coding;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis (Using SPSS, Nvivo and Ms Excel);
  • Discussion of results.

Language of instruction


Target group

UN, Government and NGO staff including but not limited to program coordinators, project managers and officers.

Training methodology

The training method of delivery will consist of recorded sessions, PowerPoint presentations, documentaries, articles, reference materials, quizzes and assessments.

Training cost

The training cost is US$ 400 and it covers the tuition fees, learning materials and certification.

Below are the payment options for your training fees:

Bank Transfer Western Union Money Transfer WorldRemit Internet Money Transfer

Application process

Applicants should complete the Course Application Form and proceed to pay the training fees.

Tailor-made training option

We can provide your organization a tailor-made training with similar content but addressing your specific capacity needs. In case you want to explore this option, you can contact us to share with you a proposal for that training. For more information on this option send an email to training@iphdcinternational.org.


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