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A Training Workshop Guide: Planning for Qualitative Research for Nutrition

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The TOPS Program
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This guide was developed in conjunction with a capacity-strengthening workshop hosted by The TOPS Program and facilitated by a consultant on April 19, 2017. The title of the workshop was: Planning for Qualitative Research for Nutrition

It is exciting to see that more and more projects funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) are conducting formative or qualitative research and investigation. However, a gap has been identified among the food security and nutrition community as to an awareness of the broad array of tools that exist and which can support such research.

The overarching goal of the workshop, and this guide, is to strengthen the capacity of FFP-funded implementing partners to refine plans and objectives for conducting qualitative research to inform the design and implementation of nutrition activities. Good planning includes review of secondary data and other available qualitative research reports, clearly defining the need for additional qualitative research, and developing clear research questions and objectives.

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