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University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Gender, within the context of international development, is an extremely important and sensitive matter. Gender inequality is still prevalent, but achieving justice within this matter can also be a means of addressing poverty, food security, education and health. According to Oxfam: “Women form the majority of those living in poverty, and have fewer resources, less power and less influence in decision making when compared to men.”
Most development organizations and research institutions now recognize the importance of including gender analysis and research in their work. This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of key gender concepts and the methods that can facilitate the design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data.
Sessions will link theory to practice, facilitate sharing of experience and incorporate individual and collective learning. Mentoring support will be given to all participants as a follow-up to the course.
Course content includes:
- Basic concepts of gender and gender research.
- Understanding intra- and inter-household relations, social institutions and processes of social change and well-being.
- The epistemological foundations of social science research.
- Evaluating alternate methodologies (longitudinal) research, panel datasets, case studies and methods.
- Developing a research design using quantitative and qualitative methods to access different data.