Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Training Programs-IIPS Mumbai,India

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Forthcoming Training Programmes

I. Application of Qualitative Methods of Data Collection in Population Research

(2 weeks)

The objective of the programme is to enable the participants to:

Familiarize with various types of qualitative techniques and uses of each. Understand the basic concepts of population research, qualitative- quantitative paradigm and applications .Develop a clear understanding of qualitative research design issues and those relating to sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Content: Background and history of qualitative methods in the context of population research, Theoretical paradigms; Research strategies; Methods of data collection and analysis; Use of computer software (ATLAS Ti and ANTHROPAC) for interpretation and presentation of the research findings, Ethical Issues.

Time Schedule: November 24 – December 5, 2008.

Last date for receiving application: October 20, 2008


II. Large-Scale Sample Surveys in Demographic & Health Research (2 weeks)

The objective of the programme is:

To enable the participants to understand the integrated processes of large-scale survey designs, conduct, monitor and analysis.

To acquaint the participants with the main sources of errors in the survey process and the methods of detecting, controlling and minimizing these errors.

Content: Sampling: Simple, Stratified, Systematic, Cluster, Multistage; Sampling Weights; Mapping & House Listing; Sample Selection in Large Scale Surveys; Non -Sampling Errors in Large Scale Surveys; The Survey Process; Variance; Data Mask & Data Entry, Experiences of Surveys (NFHS, DLHS-RCH, etc); Data Analysis- Bivariate & Multivariate; SPSS; Data Presentation; Ethical Issues.

Time Schedule: January 19–30, 2009.

Last date for receiving application: December 15, 2008.

General Information

Course structure:

The programmes would be intensively participatory with lectures by experts in the respective fields followed by hands on experience on computers wherever required. If necessary, participants would be required to work individually or in groups on projects and present their reports.


To maximize individual attention, a total of 20 seats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis for each programme, with the right of admission remaining with the Institute.

Course Fee:

For Foreign Participants: USD.1, 350.00 for Indian Participants: Rs.16, 000.00

Course fees include:

Tuition fees, Course materials, Lodging, Boarding, Field Trips, Stationery, Computer, Internet & library facility.

Course fee does not include:

Cost of travel to and from Mumbai, Programme related expenses like report typing and other personal expenses.

Payment of fees:

Please remit the Course fee (crossed Demand Draft) drawn in favour of DIRECTOR, IIPS and payable at MUMBAI.

Application form:

Please download the application form from our website


Submission of application/nomination:

The filled in application along with demand draft should reach the following address before the last date prescribed for submitting application for each programme

The Director,

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS),

Govandi Station Road, Deonar,

Mumbai – 400 088, India

For more information, please contact:

Dr.T.V. Sekher

Coordinator, Short-Term Training Programmes

IIPS, Govandi Station Road,

Deonar, Mumbai- 400 088.

Tel: 91-22-25570169 (direct), 91-22-25563254 ext: 107

Fax: No: 91-22-25563257

E-mail: tvsekher@gmail.com

Dr. Manoj Alagarajan

Co-coordinator, Short-Term Training Programmes

IIPS, Govandi Station Road,

Deonar, Mumbai- 400 088.

Ph: 91-22 -25563254 ext: 103

Fax: 91-22-25563257, E-mail: shortterm@iips.net