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Webinar: How to integrate participatory research methods, surveys and focus groups (Hort4Dev Professional Series)

Event Date: 
Aug 08, 2019
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Online Event
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture


This webinar will focus on participatory methods to help you effectively gather community input in your research. Learn how to design interview questions, facilitate group discussions, and about various types of learning tools in this third webinar in the Horticulture for Development Professional Series, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture.

This webinar will begin online at 11 a.m. EDT, Aug. 8. Registration is free and required.

​​​​​​This session will cover the basics of qualitative research/learning methods to gather information and better understand the landscape as part of development projects, with an emphasis on participatory approaches. We will introduce qualitative research methods, including best practices for formulating interview questions, focus group discussions, and other participatory learning tools. This will be led by Dr. Robb Davis who directs Intercultural Programs at UC Davis and has more than 25 years' experience in international public health programming in more than 30 countries. Join the Twitter discussion about this webinar series with the hashtag #Hort4Dev.

More details about this participatory research methods webinar are available on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage.

About the Horticulture for Development Professional Series

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is hosting a series of nine webinars focused on professional development for researchers, students, practitioners, and others interested in the intersections between horticulture and international development.

Webinars are scheduled for Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Webinar participants are invited to select individual sessions of interest. Participants who actively join all nine live webinars will earn a Horticulture for Development Professional Series certificate.

Find more information on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage, including upcoming webinar topics, registration links, and previous webinar recordings. For questions, please contact horticulture@ucdavis.edu.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is a global research network that advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. The program is led by UC Davis, with funding from USAID as part of the U.S. government’s global Feed the Future initiative.


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