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Gawharshad Peace conducted a research training session by Eliza Urwin from the United State Institute of Peace on Tuesday 9 August 2017.

The training was started at 1 Pm in GIHE conference hall with the participations of GIHE Deputy of Academic Affair, Deputy of Finance and Admin, Dean of the Faculties, Lecturers and GIHE students mainly from the GIHE Youth Leader for Peace.

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Mrs. Eliza started her training with introduction to pre survey design which was covered with the purpose of research, specification of the goal, central research question and the hypotheses which she said that hypothesis statements need to be tested and it will be good to make it as simple as possible without too many variables.

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With covering this part Eliza has explained the different tools in the survey research such as Interview, Focus Groups, process tracing, Desk review, Ethnography and pros and cons. In each research there are different types of bias, Eliza Said. In Survey there are friendliness bias, social desirability bias, habituation bias, sponsor bias, confirmation bias and cultural biases. She has explained survey as a research tool with two different purposes of information gathering and theory testing. During the session there were a lot of questions on how to do sampling in a survey; Eliza elaborated a simple method which was through online testing the margin error and confidence interval by checking through Sample Size Calculator.

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The last two parts were about the research ethics for human subjects such as informed consent, anonymity, protection of minors and data protection, the other part was about questionnaire development in survey research and the training ended with the participants groups work on making questionnaire for their survey research and was presented by their groups representatives.

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