One of the best ways to understand a problem in a particular context, and identify who needs to do what, when and where, is to look at data. Numbers have a great way of taking assumptions out of a problem, and when used from a behavioural perspective, can be a powerful tool for guiding programs and decision-making.
In this course, we’ll discuss how to find and utilise quantitative data (i.e., numeric information captured through surveys, administrative data and observation) and turn those numbers into a useful narrative.
Through a simple, pain-free approach, we’ll guide you through matching your research questions to analysis techniques and teach you how to conduct simple analyses and present and interpret your findings.
This course is for project managers and practitioners who don’t have expertise in stats and are interested in understanding behaviour when tackling common and complex problems. You won’t need any advanced statistical software, as examples and activities are conducted through Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
All BehaviourWorks’ short courses support skills development and the practical application of behavioural science theories, tools, techniques and methods.
By attending this short course you will:
This course is part of our Toolbox Series of practical short courses that are designed to support your skills development and the application of behavioural science theories, techniques and methods.
This Toolbox Series is aligned to the BehaviourWorks Method and a new book that is being published for free over the course of 2021.
The presenters of this course (see below) are the authors of Chapter 3 – Exploring the problem with data.
“I really liked the fact that there was an appropriate focus on deeply understanding the problem before racing to interventions, and also on the role of behavioural interventions within the context of the broader system (rather than an assumption that a behavioural nudge is always/alone the right solution).”
“The variety of presentation - downloads, videos, podcasts, forums etc. These help present the information in engaging ways. The module structures were consistent, which helped with pacing through the course”
“I've really enjoyed the format and mix of eBooks and videos, interactive questions, quizzes and discussion forums. I thought it worked wonderfully well in and made for an engaging learning experience.”
Org Development and Learning Specialist
"Honestly, this course was great! I really appreciated the ability to learn at your own pace. My full-time work was in an intense high-pressure period so being able to catch up and go back to review content as needed was ideal for me.”
Policy Officer, DELWP
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