Training

Bath SDR’s mission is to encourage use of QuIP, and to protect the protocol’s integrity and reputation by upholding the highest standards of use by trained and accredited practitioners. Those new to the QuIP are encouraged to participate in training before they embark upon a QuIP study. The level of training will depend on the extent to which they intend to be involved in QuIP studies (study design, data collection, analysis).

To this end we offer three types of training; for evaluators planning to design and manage a QuIP, for researchers undertaking QuIP interviews, and an advanced coding & analysis course for anyone analysing QuIP data. All courses are delivered online unless you request a face to face session at a location of your choice.

Please click here to see our leaflet of training and consultancy services and click each section below to find out more about the training we offer.

Lead Evaluators: if you plan to design and lead a study

We run a course to train M&E professionals in QuIP project design and management. This is run as a blended learning non-contact course which is spread over ten working days, including five live sessions and self-study in between. The cost for this course is £525+VAT.

We tend to run around four courses a year, with times to suit different time zones alternated between courses. We have a limited number of free places to offer to applicants via a QuIP Award Scheme.

Find details of our next Lead Evaluator training course here, or email jo@bathsdr.org for other options.

Note: This course teaches analysis of QuIP data using the free subscription level of the Causal Map software. Use of this software after the course is entirely optional – other qualitative analysis software packages are available, and we will also discuss use of Excel.


Researchers: if you will conduct interviews

We train research teams in-country to collect data for QuIP on a study-by-study basis. We offer an option to train teams remotely for you. This is charged at £750+VAT per group and would follow a schedule similar to this.


Analyst: if you will code QuIP data

The Lead Evaluator course includes an introduction to the coding & analysis of QuIP data in Causal Map. Those who go on to use it may feel that they need additional support before they embark on an independent study. Given the time sensitive requirement for training (most people will want to do this just before they start a project), we don’t offer group training courses. Instead, we can provide access to online materials to help guide you through the main features and give you advice on best practice. Please contact us to enquire about the fees for access to these materials. In addition to these self-study materials, we can offer 1:1 support to guide you through the first steps of coding a study, charged in half day increments.