This course 
  • introduces descriptive and inferential statistics applied to analysis of data from development studies, and
  • familiarize with key statistical concepts and acquire practical skills for understanding and conducting quantitative research in areas related to sustainable development.

The course aims to equip students with knowledge, skills and techniques in designing and conducting qualitative research. Qualitative research captures in-depth and subtle phenomenon and changes regarding human behavior and experiences that quantitative methods cannot explain well, and provides important context to our understanding. The course is designed for students who wish to familiarize themselves with qualitative research, and attempts to guide students toward conceptualizing, designing, and conducting qualitative research as well as analyzing and writing papers based on qualitative data.