Communicating Research Findings With Users Effectively

This 5 days course will equip participants with knowledge on writing various effective research outputs for policy makers, donors, development practitioners, extension service providers, farmers among other beneficiaries of research. Participants gain knowledge on how to write projects reports, cases (most significant change stories), evidence brief, posters and policy briefs, manuscript for publication in referred journals among other outputs.

FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming workshops on Research at our FineResults Research Services training facilities in Nairobi, Kenya or online.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS WITH USERS OF KNOWLEDGE FOR IMPACT

INTRODUCTION
Understanding how to capture, analyze and use data is essential for researchers, educators, private sectors among other actors in research. Although collecting and analyzing accurate data in a reliable and timely manner is important, it is not sufficient to guarantee identification and informed policy action as well as sustainable development in the absence of dissemination of research findings to knowledge users through effective methods. Also, considering the much time and resources used to collect, collate and analyze data by these actors, knowledge on effective methods of disseminating of the research findings to the relevant users for necessary action is important.

DURATION
5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Policy makers
• Researchers
• NGO and civil society staffs
• Educators
• Post graduate students
• Private sector representatives
• Media staffs
• Civil Society Organizations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of training participants will:
• Gain knowledge on use of data analysis software of their choice such as excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Python, NVIVO, E-VIEWS
• Have improved capacity to analyze data, understand results, communicate and report the findings of research in an accurate, reliable and timely manner for evidence-based policymaking and sustainable development.
• Learn different communication strategies for researchers to disseminate their research findings.
• Demystify research through effective communication.
• Gain knowledge on effective ways to disseminate information about their projects/research widely
• Realize that they produce common goods and their research products are better if used by others.
• Produce research outputs including policy briefs for policy makers, evidence briefs, cases, posters, project reports and manuscripts (journal articles)
• Equip participants with skills to communicate their research outputs for impact on development.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Data handling and analysis using the software of choice
• Introduction to excel /SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Terminologies used in excel/SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Handling Data Files in excel/ SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Basic Statistical Analysis using excel/SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Statistical Associations in SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Advanced analysis in SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)

Module 2: Data analysis using software of choice
• Descriptive data analysis (means, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequencies and percentages) using SAS/SPSS/Stata/ R/Python/NVIVO/E-VIEWS (software of choice)
• Diagnostic tests (tests for outliers, multicollinearity, normality etc)
• Single comparison tests test statistics (t- tests, Independent t-test, Mann-Whitney test/ Wilcoxon rank sum, One-way ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis test, Paired t-test, Wilcoxon signed rank test, Repeated measures ANOVA, Friedman test)
• Tests of association (Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Spearman's Correlation Coefficient, chi-square tests, Simple Linear Regression
• Presentation of results using Tables and Figures
• Interpretation of results from descriptive, diagnostic, single comparison and tests of associations

Module 3: Principles of effective writing
• Principles of communication
• Effective communications of research findings for impact

Module 4: Identification of effective common public awareness tools
• Exercise on writing one research output (project report / case or most significance change story/ evidence brief/ policy brief/ a manuscript for publication in a referred journal)

Module 5: Content of a manuscript for publication in a referred journal
• Selecting relevant journal
• How to detect predatory journal
• Outline and content of a manuscript


REQUIREMENTS
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

TRAINING FEE
Cost:
In-person USD 900

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Date: 20 June 2022 to 24 June 2022
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Venue: FineResults Research Services Training Center, Nairobi
Cost: USD 900 .

Date: 15 August 2022 to 19 August 2022
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Venue: FineResults Research Services Training Center, Nairobi
Cost: USD 900 .

Date: 24 October 2022 to 28 October 2022
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Venue: FineResults Research Services Training Center, Nairobi
Cost: USD 900 .

Date: 19 December 2022 to 23 December 2022
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Venue: FineResults Research Services Training Center, Nairobi
Cost: USD 900 .

Contact: Edith Wairimu
Company name: FineResults Research Services Training Center
Telephone number: +254 759 285 295
Email address gro.hcraeserstluserenif@gniniart

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