PRA and Impact Evaluations
Date: October 18-19, 2010
The third workshop under the MRAP program was organized on October 18-19th, 2010. The workshop provided a thorough understanding of many of the topics covered in the previous workshops including the principles of effective research, identifying research questions, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, impact evaluation and developing research questionnaire. The workshop started with a session on “Introduction to qualitative research methodology” by Deepti Kc, focusing on demonstrating different techniques of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). This was followed by sessions on “Defining the research objectives and developing effective research questions” and “Introduction to Impact Evaluation” by Dr Ajay Tannirkulam. The final session “Designing survey questionnaire” by Aparna Krishnan, Executive Director, J- Pal South Asia, focused on questionnaire formulation, proper coding and drafting modules for the survey instrument.
Workshops on research methodologies and survey preparation were met with favorable response from the participants and contained sessions which enabled the participants to communicate with each other and put into practice the principles covered in the workshops.