Qualitative Research Training for Female Researchers

The Center for Learning and Development is a training and capacity development facility run by  Somali Public Agenda (SPA). It aims to connect the civil servants, policymakers and non-profit sector workers with communities and provide administrations with the technical skills necessary to formulate and implement solutions for public service challenges. Moreover, the center offers training to Somali professionals and university graduates who have the desire and passion to join the public sector as well as professionals engaged in the civil service and non-profit sectors.


In this course, you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science. You will learn about data collection, description, analysis and interpretation in qualitative research. Qualitative research often involves an iterative process. We will focus on the ingredients required for this process: research design, data collection and analysis.

You won’t learn how to use qualitative methods by just listening to lectures, so we put  emphasis on collecting data through observation and interviews and analyzing and interpreting the collected data in other assignments. Read more