Training Opportunity

Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) was established in October 2002 as a capacity-building project. The CRH strives to help build the human capacity required to scale up the implementation of the national reproductive health program for Malawi. One of the strategies is through delivery of various training programmes. The CRH is offering the following training courses:

1. Training for Research Assistants and Field Supervisors

Date: 14-16 March 2018

Time: 8am to 4:30pm

Venue: College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus

Course Description:

This course aims at equipping Research Assistants and Field Supervisors with ethical principles and skills required to conduct data collection, to train on the use of mobile tablets for data capturing and transmission and to impart practical skills on how to collect rich and valid qualitative and quantitative data. The target participants are research assistants, field supervisors, research coordinators, research scientists, research associates, programme monitoring and evaluation experts and undergraduate and post graduate students interested to increase knowledge in qualitative and quantitative data collection.

The topics to be covered will include:

  1. Research ethics.
  2. The process for conducting informed consent
  3. Participants recruitment procedures
  4. Handling of electronic gadgets (tablets) in data collection.
  5. Conducting focus group discussions (FGD) and in-depth interviews (IDI)
  6. Transcription and translation of qualitative interviews.
  7. Quantitative & Qualitative data management

2. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Date: 28-30 March 2018

Time: 8am to 4:30pm

Venue: College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus

Course Description:

This course will impart practical skills in qualitative research methods and its application in health related research. The emphasis will be on practical orientation to the key skills and approaches used in Qualitative Research Methods. The target participants are research scientists, research fellows, research associates, programme monitoring and evaluation experts and undergraduate and post graduate students interested to increase knowledge in qualitative research methods and analysis.

The topics to be covered will include:

  1. An introduction to qualitative research methods
  2. Developing qualitative research aims, objectives and protocols
  3. Development of qualitative research tools
  4. Qualitative data collection
  5. Data management & data transcription

3. Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVivo Software

Date: 11-13 April 2018

Time: 8am to 4:30pm

Venue: College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus

Course Description:

The course aims to equip researchers with skills in use NVivo software for qualitative data analysis. The target participants are research scientists, research fellows, research associates, programme monitoring and evaluation experts and undergraduate and post graduate students interested to increase knowledge in qualitative research methods and analysis.

The topics to be covered will include:

  1. Creating a new project in Nvivo
  2. The Nvivo Workspace
  3. Bringing your materials into Nvivo
  4. Coding and making nodes
  5. Memos, annotations and links
  6. Visualizing the project
  7. Creating reports and extracts

4. Qualitative Data Analysis Using ATLAS.ti Software

Date: 25-27 April 2018

Time: 8am to 4:30pm

Venue: College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus

Course Description:

The course aims to equip researchers with skills in the use of ATLAS.ti software for qualitative data analysis. The target participants are research scientists, research fellows, research associates, programme monitoring and evaluation experts and undergraduate and post graduate students interested to increase knowledge in qualitative research methods and analysis.

The topics to be covered will include:

  1. Creating a new project in ATLAS.ti
  2. Adding documents to the new project
  3. Creating codes and coding different types of documents
  4. Creating quotations and reports from coded quotations
  5. Grouping project documents
  6. Visualizing linkages in networks
  7. Using the query tool in ATLAS.ti
  8. Creating outputs of documents and exporting the project

Methods of Assessment and credits for each course:

No formal assessment. Attendees will get a certificate of attendance and course materials.

Duration: 3 days for each course.

Fees: US$275.00 per course. Course fees covers course material, lunch and refreshments.

For more information and registration: Contact Patani Mhango on 0888 60 47 00 / 0994 58 77 99 or pmhango@medcol.mw

Improved Reproductive Health(RH) service provision and utilization

About CRH

The centre aims at providing leadership, training and research expertise in order to build the human capacity required to scale up the implementation of the national reproductive health program.

Contacts: Main Office

College of Medicine
Centre for Reproductive Health
P/Bag 360.
Chichiri, Blantyre 3.
Tel: 265 (0) 888 60 47 00

Email : pmhango@medcol.mw