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ACT: Research Skills and Analysis Training

ACT: Research Skills and Analysis Training

By In Uncategorized On October 29, 2021

The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) Programme works with¬†civil society organizations (CSOs) to enable them to be credible and effective drivers of change for sustainable development in Nigeria. ACT focuses on: strengthening the system of CSOs, networks and coalitions to improve their internal, external and programmatic capabilities, and providing a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue for an improved, effective and inclusive regulatory environment for the operation of CSOs in Nigeria.¬†ACT organized four days of training on research skill and analysis training for Kano Civil Society Organizations in which Professor Isma’il Zango is the trainer at Tahir Guest Palace, Kano, Nigeria from Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd October 2021.
The aim of the training is to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills of conducting social research and enable them to apply methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data in participatory processes of development work. The presentations include social research, research design, data collection, data analysis and report writing.


However, the objectives of the sessions include understanding what social research is; understanding the various types of social research; understanding the importance and process of social research; understanding the concept of research design; understanding the various types of research design; understanding the characteristics of each type of research design; differentiate between the various forms of research designs; define survey; list the advantages and disadvantages of survey; understand what a questionnaire and other tools of the survey mean; draft a questionnaire in line with acceptable rules and standards; understand the general principle of data analysis; understand descriptive statistics as a tool of data analysis; learn about the basic steps of qualitative data analysis; know the advantages and disadvantages of the quantitative data analysis; learn and practice the use of SPSS windows to analyse data and the report writing.


Lastly, it is well spelt that social research is a process in which people combine a set of principles, outlooks and ideas with a collection of specific practices, techniques and strategies to produce knowledge (Neuman, 2004). And report writing is a record of the research process which includes- reasons for initiating the project, description of project steps, presentation of data and how the data relate to the research question or topic (Neuman, 2004) – Ibraheem Ladi Amosa

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