By Chisomo Phiri
One of the country’s fastest growing research training institutions Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR) says it will hold a two-day Field Research for Beginners short course in the cities of Zomba and Blantyre.
In an interview, IPOR Director of Training and Programmes Dr.Michael Chasukwa said,in Zomba the field research training will be held at CRECCOM Conference Center from 1st to 2nd December, 2023 while in Blantyre will be held at Malawi College of Health Sciences(MCHS) from 8th to 9th December, 2023.
Chasukwa said the first 10 applicants and those who will be active during the training, will be considered for IPOR research projects, for them to get practical experience.
He said during the training, the participants will learn things like;
. Introduction to field research
. Main fieldwork activities and considerations
. Conducting fieldwork using different tools or methodologies
. The ideal fieldworker
. Challenges of fieldwork and their solutions.
Chasukwa said, he will be the one facilitating the training together with, IPOR’s Director of Research and Operations Dr. Boniface Dulani.
Asked on who is eligible to attend the training,Chasukwa said:”All who have completed their MSCE, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree and are interested to work as Research Assistants, Data Officers and Field Officers in relevant sectors.
“At the end of the course, participants will be given the prestigious IPOR certificate of attendance.”
He said the training participants are expected to pay K10, 000 registration fee in advance and K40, 000 training fee for the course.
“This cost includes both morning and afternoon refreshments and stationery you wil be given to use during the training,” said Chasukwa.
He concluded that the
Interested applicants should send their applications by email to email@example.com copied to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chisomo Magawa on 0884640434 / 0991381157 and that the applications should reach IPOR not later than 27th November, 2023.
“Applicants should indicate whether they will participate either in the Zomba or Blantyre short course,” concluded Chasukwa.