Designing IR Research

May 06-June 30, 2019

This course examines principles of effective research design for both qualitative and quantitative studies, and their application for institutional research.

Core Lessons

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Exploring Quantitative Methods
  • Successful Research Design

Task Modules and Exercises

Focus Groups: Provides an overview of the use of focus groups in institutional research.

Interviews: Examines the types and uses of interviews in qualitative research.

Surveys: Demonstrates survey planning, sampling concepts, questionnaire design, and survey data processing and analysis.

Using Cross-Sectional Data: Demonstrates how both quantitative and qualitative research methods can be applied to cross-sectional data.

Using Time Series and Longitudinal Data: Demonstrates the types and uses of time series and longitudinal studies to inform institutional planning and decisions.

Benchmarking: Demonstrates how benchmarking is used in institutional research to develop dashboards and balanced scorecards.

Event Type(s): Online
Length of Event: 8 Weeks
Date(s): May 06-June 30, 2019
Cutoff Date: May 02, 2019