KWN organised a workshop entitled “Doing Research: Quantitative & Qualitative Methods” on Jun. 9

KWN Members Learn Research Methods

On Jun. 9, KWN organized a workshop entitled “Doing Research: Quantitative & Qualitative Methods.” Nicole Farnsworth, KWN Program Manager, who has an MSc in Sociology Research, provided information on differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods; how to select a survey sample from a population; variation sampling in qualitative research; asking good questions; interviewing techniques; and research ethics.

Then, the 21 members participating discussed specific examples of KWN members’ upcoming research initiatives. Shqiponjat e Dardanes from Graçanica and Femrat Aktive te Gjakovës (Active Women of Gjakova) both received grants through the Kosova Women’s Fund (KWF), which involve conducting research. Their initiatives provided concrete examples of the differences in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Shqiponjat e Dardanes will conduct quantitative research on women’s position within the municipality. Active Women of Gjakova will conduct qualitative research on “The implementation of the Law for Protection from Domestic Violence”.

“Even though I have participated in similar workshops earlier, this was a very good update and helped us refresh our memory,” said Valbona Rizvanolli from Active Women of Gjakova. “This workshop is also very useful, because it will help our NGO conduct our research with support from the Kosova Women’s Fund.”

The slides from the workshop are available online