SRA Training Courses

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Online courses are live and use Zoom. Some employers won't allow you to access Zoom from work computers; please check before booking, as you may need to use a non-work computer. Please note that smartphones are not suitable to attend courses.

Online courses are not recorded.

For face to face courses we recommend making refundable travel and hotel bookings. The SRA cannot be held responsible for costs if a course or event has to be postponed or moved to online delivery due to circumstances outside our control.

Before booking a place on a course,  we encourage you to review our Cancellation policy

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Cognitive interviewing (NatCen)

May 22 2024 9:30AM to May 22 2024 4:30PM

Spaces: 3

This live online course provides training in Cognitive Interviewing, a set of techniques used to test survey questions. (NatCen trainers, Foundation Level) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Research with children and young people

May 22 2024 9:30AM to May 23 2024 1:30PM

Spaces: 2

This live online course explores a range of issues in conducting research with children and young people, both in person and remotely. * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs over two mornings and uses Zoom software *

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

May 24 2024 10:00AM to May 24 2024 4:00PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

This introductory level course introduces participants to the method of qualitative interviewing. This includes its benefits, examples of effective interviewing, and the key ethical and practical issues to be considered. (Foundation level) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Foundations of Qualitative Research

May 31 2024 10:00AM to May 31 2024 4:00PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

This live online course provides participants with an introduction to the key principles and benefits of qualitative research.. (Foundation level) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Building & Using a Theory of Change

Jun 3 2024 9:30AM to Jun 4 2024 1:00PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

A practical introduction to Theory of Change for researchers and evaluators. * Price: £165.00 for SRA members, £220.000 for non-members.

Research and Evaluation Project Management (SC)

Jun 4 2024 9:30AM to Jun 4 2024 4:45PM

Spaces: 3

This live online course provides an intensive introduction using tried and tested methods, and uses Zoom software. (Foundation Level).  * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Introduction to Ethnographic Methods

Jun 5 2024 9:30AM to Jun 5 2024 4:45PM

Spaces: 4

This live online course introduces participants to the principals and practicalities of ethnographic methods, especially participant observation. (Advanced - participants should not be new to qualitative research) Price: £165.00 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.

Reporting Qualitative Data

Jun 6 2024 10:00AM to Jun 6 2024 4:30PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

This course is designed to provide researchers with core skills you will need write reports based on the analysis of qualitative data. (NatCen trainers, Foundation Level) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Consultancy Skills for Social Researchers

Jun 7 2024 9:30AM to Jun 7 2024 4:30PM

Spaces: 13

This live online course will enhance the reach of your research skills. * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Qualitative Data Analysis

Jun 7 2024 9:30AM to Jun 7 2024 4:45PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

This live online course explores thematic and interpretative analysis along with approaches, reporting and more. (Advanced Course) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Introduction to R for social researchers

Jun 10 2024 10:00AM to Jun 10 2024 5:00PM

Spaces: 15

This live online course explores how to use R, the popular free software toolkit for manipulating and analysing social data. (Foundation level) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Impact evaluation (Advanced)

Jun 11 2024 9:30AM to Jun 11 2024 4:45PM

Spaces: Fully Booked

This live online course explores how to gain an understanding of evaluation, including practical, experimental and ‘theory-based’ impact evaluation. (Advanced Level). * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Writing Up Qualitative Data

Jun 11 2024 10:00AM to Jun 11 2024 4:00PM

Spaces: 6

This live, online course introduces you to various techniques and strategies for the writing up of your qualitative data. (Foundation Course). * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Conducting Online Focus Groups

Jun 12 2024 10:00AM to Jun 12 2024 4:00PM

Spaces: 12

This live online course explores the principles and benefits of online focus groups (Foundation level). * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *

Digital Qualitative Interviews

Jun 13 2024 10:00AM to Jun 13 2024 4:00PM

Spaces: 11

This live, online course, at foundation level, will help you get up to speed in conducting interviews online. * This is a one-day course, priced at £165 for SRA members and £220 for non-members.  It runs in one day and uses Zoom software *