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RIVA 199 - PM & Screener Development
Course Fee: $1,675 US$
A successful qualitative research project is more than just a good focus group or interview. Having the right respondents and staying on top of all the steps in the project have a great impact on whether the project flows smoothly with a minimum of difficulty or whether problems arise that put the project under stress.
RIVA 199 has been developed to help qualitative researchers refine the administrative skills that make a project successful. In some companies, the moderator is responsible for all parts of the study from proposal to final report, and some companies assign a portion of these duties to others in the organization, rather than the moderator.
This one day course is designed to support those individuals who have the responsibility for managing a qualitative research study, developing the screener for recruiting respondents, and even those who manage those who do. Using examples from students' own projects, as well as a RIVA textbook and handouts, students will deconstruct these examples to sort the elements that work from these that may not be producing desired results.
After taking this class, graduates will be able to:
- Develop a solid plan for successfully managing the myriad of elements involved in any qualitative study with appropriate management processes
- Use checklists and facility letters/memoranda to communicate with clients, facilities and others on the project team
- Understand the critical elements that should be included in screeners and the impact of adding additional criteria
- Diagnose screener weaknesses and develop solutions
Open forum on issues related to project management: styles, what works, what does not work, what the issues are, the importance of project purpose statements to each member of the project team and how they shape the role of team members. As well review and examination of current strategies for project management and presentation of alternative project management tools will be incorporated. A textbook and handouts will be used to provide examples.
Discussion about what is working and what is not working in current screener development and recruitment of respondents; who should be talking to the client about screener criteria; the articulation and creativity questions on screeners; algorithms; review and deconstruction of student screeners and strategies for better screener development.
Upcoming Courses - Course Fee $1,675 US$
- Rockville, MD
Date: TBD 2018 - Register Online
After completing this RIVA course, you will receive a "Certificate of Completion" stating you have completed the coursework that was required of you. This is not the same as saying you are "certified" as a moderator/analyst/planner/facilitator. You may add this terminology to your resume: "Holds a Certificate of Completion in [NAME OF TRAINING COURSE], from the RIVA Training Institute." You cannot say you are a "Certified Researcher" because you have not completed a written exam or practicum. If you are interested in certification, please review RIVA's Master Moderator Certificate Program.