This event was an introductory hands-on session aimed at those in the voluntary sector with an interest in either using or doing research.

This event was aimed at those in the voluntary sector with an interest in either using or doing research. It was aimed particularly at those who may have an idea for research based around their client groups but are not experienced in either questionnaire design or interviewing. This was an introductory hands-on session which will give you a taste of doing research. The presenters are all experienced researchers with experience of working with the community.

Programme:

10.00   Registration, coffee

10.15   Welcome

10.30   Introduction to research methods

11.00   What research do you want to do? Thinking about research questions and ways of tackling them.

11.15   Coffee break

11.30   Feedback and introduction to sampling

12.15   Research design exercise

12.45   Lunch

1.30     Group 1 interviewing exercise, group 2 survey design exercise

2.15     Group 1 survey design exercise group 2 interviewing exercise

3.00     Feedback and plenary

3.30     Close