The office of Academic Research office in partnership with Daystar Leadership and Professional Development Institute (DLPDI) offered a “Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis for Decision Making” Workshop from April 3 - 7. 28 members of faculty and staff participated in the in-depth training on both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as interpretation of data.

In particular, the training focused on use of data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, Nvivo and Eviews), as well as further training on writing grant-winning proposals.

This training is important because it builds capacity in both quantitative and qualitative methods and therefore increases capacity for graduate and doctoral student supervision as well as demand for rigor from our students. It is also part of the strategic plan outcomes,” said DVC Academic Affairs- Research, Prof. Francis Wambalaba.

The workshop was designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to do both quantitative and qualitative data analysis as well as interpretation of data.

“In the 2016/2017 academic year, the Research Office has also partnered with APHRC (African Population and Health Research Center) to train 23 faculty in graduate student supervision and 60 grant writing participants, to enhance their potential for generating research grants. So far, one of our faculty has already received a grant of KES 7 million based on a proposal developed during training, while several more proposals have been submitted.” He added.