We provide technical support in the design of study protocol / proposal. We provide guidance on formulation of research topic, specific objectives, research questions, and research hypothesis. We provide technical support regarding choice of appropriate study design, sample size estimation and sampling technique; as well as choice of appropriate method and instrument of data collection, and data management. We also review protocol / proposal and provide guidance on how to improve the quality in compliance with the guidelines of the institution concerned.
We provide technical support in the development and validation of data collection instrument. We build questionnaires into the Open Data Kit (ODK) software for data collection with android phones. This saves the cost of printing questionnaires, makes data collection easier, eliminates non-response, enables the researcher to monitor the research assistants recruited for data collection (as it provides information on when and where each questionnaire was administered, enables the research assistant to take pictures of relevant locations, etc), and eliminates the stressful data entry stage that usually follows completion of data collection.
We provide technical support in the design of database, data entry, data analysis and interpretation of results. However, collecting data with the Open Data Kit (ODK) software instead of printed questionnaires removes the need for (and the cost of) designing database and data entry.
We provide technical support in the design of dissertation / thesis / project report (in compliance with the guidelines of the institution concerned). We provide guidance on data presentation (including creation and formatting of tables and charts). We also review dissertation / thesis / project report and provide guidance on how to improve the quality in compliance with the guidelines of the institution concerned.
We provide technical support in the development of manuscript (for publication of article extracted from completed Dissertation, Thesis and Project Report).
We provide online consultation and / or tutorial on various aspects of research including: How to develop a research protocol or proposal; How to develop data collection instrument (e.g., a questionnaire); How to collect data with Open Data Kit (ODK); How to analyze data; How to write a dissertation, etc.
Please make your request for an Online Consultation or Tutorial session through the online request platform at https://cintarch.org/research-consultancy-request/, or download the Research Consultancy Request Form, complete and send it together with the summary or the details of the focus of the consultation or tutorial session being requested for to firstname.lastname@example.org