3. Quantitative primary data collection for Masters and Ph.D. studies

About this course:

Most of the post-graduate studies rely on primary data. However, students often collect data that is not aligned with their research objective and questions. Data collection instruments are not carefully designed results in poor quality data set and which is useless for the studies.  

Course Date/ Time/ Location:

Wed 10th – Fri 12th July (3 days) – Johannesburg

Course contents:

Day 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Ethical clearance
  3. Research designs
  4. Research philosophies
  5. Types of data.
  6. Developing a questionnaire based on research objectives
  7. Aligned the data instrument with the statistical tool and analysis model
  8. Writing exercise

Day 2:

  1. Introduction
  2. Sampling strategies
  3. Sampling techniques and size.
  4. Data collection strategies.
  5. Data processing
  6. Data cleansing

Day 3:

  1. Introduction
  2. Transferring data to the software
  3. Storing of data
  4. Preparation for analysis
  5. Class discussion
  6. Writing of the
  7. Conclusion of the literature review

Course outcomes:

Day 1:

  1. Compiling the draft questionnaire

Day 2:

  1. Data gathering techniques

Day 3

  1. Data management
  2. Assistance to colloquium

Who Should attend:

Prospective masters and Doctoral students.

Price Includes:

Price: R 10 500 (Vat inclusive), it includes:

  1. Course attendance
  2. Full refreshments: lunch
  3. Welcome tea
  4. Two breaks for tea including pastries
  5. Course lecture notes and training manual
  6. Complimentary parking
  7. Certificate of attendance
For more details about our services contact:
Rotondwa Mudau
Tel: +27 79 482 9559