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Participatory Practices for Better Engagement and Research 

1-3 Day Series

Empatika's training courses range from the foundations of qualitative research to more advanced and specialized research skills and approaches.

While we prefer working face-to-face and believe in the additional benefits of this approach,  we have extensive experience delivering online training for global teams and have developed effective and fun ways to accomplish this. Our courses and workshops can be customized to the particular needs of each organization - please contact us to design a program just for you.


who is it for

The course is deisgned for qualitative researchers, field officers, programdesigners and officers, students or fresh graduates, who already have basic knowledge of qualitative methods but want to improve teir skills to engage people in participatory and innovative ways.


Principles of qualitative research and engagement

  • Introduction and overview of research and engagement in development

  • The need for unlearning and inclusive research and engagement

  • Introduction to types of research

  • elements of qualitative research and engagement

  • Qualitative toolbox


Empathetic research and engagement

  • Power and how it affects research and engagement

  • Mitigating researcher/facilitator and participant bias

  • Challenging our assumption

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Better communication for research and engagement

  • Listening

  • Conversation

Participatory visuals

  • Principles of participatory visuals with examples on how to conduct visuals

Recording field to notes

  • Approach to taking field notes, ethics relatedto recording/videos

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What will you learn?


Have knowledge of more innovative qualitative approaches to data collection

Have tried out a range of less conventional qualitative tools


Be able to apply newly acquired competence and skills in listening, questioning and encouraging participation and engagement


Examine the role of power, bias, and assumption in research and engagement and learn tips to mitigate these

Where to Find Us


English and Bahasa

Number of participants

10-15 participants

The training will include

  • Lunch and snacks

  • A package of materials for participants to take home

  • A certificate of participation

How do I register for the course

Please contact to register or with any other questions. Registration is open for up to 15 participants.

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