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