13 Dec Method in Data Collection (registrations will open on 27/09)
13/12/2019 - 17/12/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
methodology course | level: beginner
registrations and venue via KU Leuven
This 3-day FLAMES course focuses on the basic aspects of metrology as a science, including a general theory of measurements, a theory of measurement error, principles for providing unified measurements, establishment of systems of units of measurement and the creation of corresponding standards, and the development of methods and means of measurement.
This course offers an overview of topics regarding measurement, providing general guidelines for the operationalization of abstract concepts through the construction of indicators and the design of data collection instruments (e.g., questionnaires).
At the end of this course, participants are able to:
- Know about basic aspects of measurement (validity, reliability, precision, discriminating power, measurement scale)
- Understand the design and limitations of commonly used data collections methods (secondary data; primary data including observation, interviewing, and content analysis)
- Deal with problems that might occur in the data collection phase (non-response, reflexivity)
- Anticipate on problems that might occur in the data analysis phase (analysis design, power considerations, missing data, confounders, extraneous variables).
Knowledge of general research methodology is recommended.
Young researchers (especially PhD students and postdocs) from any field of research.
PhD students and postdoctoral researchers of a Flemish university: free of charge
Other academics: € 180
Non-profit or social sector: € 300
Private sector: € 600
VAN DEN HEUVELINSTITUUT (VHI)
Dates & rooms:
13 December: classroom 03.B040
16 December: classroom 03.B040
17 December: classroom 02.40