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Applied Research Methods: Impact Evaluations--Design and Analysis

Three –Day Training on “Applied Research Methods: Impact Evaluations—Design and Analysis” This training is empowered with SPSS and STATA November 3-5/6, 2015 As the development goes on, many ask on different aspects of impact of the development funds that are being used for poverty eradication, uplift thru entrepreneurship and employment, to improve access to water and sanitation (WASH), gender empowerment, and access to reproductive health services, for example. There is a set procedure to measure the impact and progress towards project outcomes at different stages of project implementation. Applied Research Methods have the tools and skills that are essential for professionals who are working on impact evaluations and on research concepts to generate empirical evidence. Below are given detailed contents of the ‘Applied Research Methods’. This training will empower participants with practical tools that are essentially used in Applied Research Methods across the world. It will also empower participants to use SPSS/STATA as a tool to analyze data collected under Applied Research. Contents Day I (November 3, 2015) Introduction to applied research Different forms of applied research Theory of change Designing an applied research How to make research representative? o Sampling methods o Methods to calculate sample Day II (November 4, 2015) Designing principles for Impact Evaluations How Impact Evaluations Differ from Other Research Design? Introduction to Randomized Control Trials Key concepts: Counterfactuals, Intention-to-treat (ITT) and Treatment-on-the-Treated (TOT), Spillover Effect, Random Assignments etc. Case studies Day III (November 5, 2015)—This is non-basic analysis Use of SPSS/STATA as a tool to analyze data Hypothesis testing Different forms of t test (used to show impact) Chi-Square test Correlation ANOVA (One Way, Factorial ANOVA) etc. Regression Analysis Day IV (November 6, 2015)—optional (this is basic analysis) SPSS/STATA Basics Database development Data entry and cleaning Generating new variables and recoding SPSS syntax (all manual commands will be done through syntax also) Analysis of multiple response questions Day 3 is dedicated to SPSS/STATA and we assume that participants will have some sort of SPSS/STATA basic knowledge. In case you also require basic SPSS/STATA modules in the training, the fourth day will be reserved for all those wishing to learn SPSS/STATA from basics (Additional RKR. 6800).

How to register

Registering with us is quite simple. You either have to send us an email, give us a call or simply write some words on ‘Contact Us’ page at our website. We will be sending you the registration form along with other details. For final confirmation letter, please ensure that you have submitted fee before the last date of registration. Registration can also be done online at www.researchanalyticsintl.org/course_register.php.

Important Dates

TOT on “Applied Research” will be held on November 3-5/6, 2015 (Last date 29 October 2015).The final agenda and venue details will be shared with all registered participants (who paid their fees). 

Training fee and discounts

Training fee for one participant for three day attendance is

Rs. 25,900/= The Fee includes trainer fee, training folder material, certificates, venue cost, tea and lunch for participants. Discount is available in the following form (Mutually exclusive):

1.     5% discount for two to three participants from same organization

2.     7% discount for four participants from same organization

3.     10% discount for five or more participants from same organizations

4.     Local organizations, women and students are entitled for 10% discount

5.     Very limited financial assistance in training fee is available only to local organizations.


The fee can be paid by the following methods:

1.     Online Deposits at UBL (1155)—School Road, Islamabad Branch: Acc #  000203686098

2.     Cross Cheque: Account Title: “Research Analytics International”

3.     Pay order/demand draft for “Research Analytics International”

4.     Can be paid through EasyPaisa on following account: 0345 5956885 1


For more upcoming trainings, please visit www.researchanalyticsintl.org/trainings.php.

We also provide in-house trainings to development and corporate sector.


You may also register at Email: trainings@researchanalyticsintl.org


Research Analytics International

Suite 204, 4th Floor, Royal Centre, 106 West, Fazl ul Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Tel: +92 51 4311633/2806093, 0332-4311333

Email: info@researchanalyticsintl.org



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