To equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from qualitative data.

Making the best use of data

This practical course will provide participants the opportunity to practice analysing increasingly complex types of data, generated by actual events, in a participatory way.

Participants will gain significant skills and confidence in analysing in depth qualitative data and understand the principles of drawing conclusions from such data. Participants will practice drawing significance and making conclusions from their analysis, again in a participatory way.

The course also reviews the characteristics of focus groups and of facilitated events and theuse of participatory techniques such as ranking and voting as alternatives to topic guides in focus group discussions.

Target audience

Practitioners and facilitators who needs to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from qualitative data.

Learning objectives

  • Review the characteristics of focus groups and facilitated events using participatory techniques
  • Provide the opportunity to practice analysing types of data
  • Gain skills and confidence in analysing both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Understand the principles of drawing conclusions from such data
  • Practice drawing significance and making conclusions from their analysis

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key characteristics of focus groups and how and when to use them
  • Identify participatory techniques for use in gathering information at facilitated events
  • Practice participatory techniques in analysing qualitative data of differing degrees of complexity
  • Gaining skills and confidence in analysing qualitative data will be the most important learning outcome
  • Gain knowledge of some principles to assist in drawing conclusions from an analysis of qualitative data

We can also tailor this course for your organisation, contact us for an informal discussion about your learning needs.