ERA conducts workshops and courses in a wide variety of research methods and skills. The workshops and courses range from 2 days to a week depending on your needs. ERA is able to present all workshops and short courses in-house for your organization.

ERA currently offers the following two day short courses:
  • An introduction to M&E
  • Logic modeling: a planning and evaluation tool for organizations
  • Collecting data on programmes
  • An introduction to interviewing
  • Introduction to Qualitative data analysis (QDA)
  • Introduction to Quantitative data analysis
  • Writing evaluation reports

Who are the courses for?

These courses are excellent foundation courses in key skills in monitoring and evaluation and are aimed at the following people:

  • Directors of M&E units
  • Managers who are increasingly being asked to contract and supervise evaluations
  • Staff members of organisations who are being called upon to carry out evaluations with little or no experience
  • Professionals who believe that the monitoring and evaluation can improve the way the currently work

What's covered in the 2 day short courses?

An introduction to M&E for programme managers
  • Developing a brief
  • Selecting an evaluator
  • Contracting an evaluator
  • Supervising an evaluation
  • Utilising an evaluation
Logic modeling: a planning and evaluation tool for organizations
  • Developing a logic model for an organization
  • Using the logic model for programme management and evaluation purposes
Collecting data on programmes
  • Developing questionnaires to collect useful data on your programme
  • Developing interview schedules (structured and unstructured) to collect useful data on your programme
An introduction to Interviewing
  • Carrying out one-to-one interviews
  • Carrying out focus groups
Introduction to Qualitative data analysis (QDA)
  • Using Atlas.ti (a software programme) to assist with QDA
  • Presenting QDA
Writing evaluation reports
  • Key principles of report writing
  • Writing text to tables
  • Including qualitative primary data in your report



To organize for these 2 day courses to be run at your organization,
please phone 021 683 4609, or send an e-mail to

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