Week 3: Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 2018 — Methods

It is the third week, can you believe it? If you made it this far, you can do the whole thing, for sure! I love pink!

By the end of this week, you will:

  • Develop an understanding that research is a series of mindful and collaborative decisions.
  • Recognize and apply the main factors to consider when choosing a method (including “power” differentials which will be discussed later in the course)
  • Become familiar with the key aspects of at least one method (this will include a choice of sampling method)
  • NOTE: In this course, we give preference to qualitative methods and participatory approaches.

Online, Self-directed study

Grab a cup of tea, or a cool beverage, a note pad, and enjoy!

  • Online, self-directed study (2 hours) on commonly used research methods and sampling methods.


  1. Complete TWO (2) of the modules on research methods listed below.
2. Watch this video on sampling methods, and (optional) complete the respondent-driven sampling module.
3. Provide constructive feedback on the mindmaps of your co-learners
4. Join the live online class on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 2:00 to 4 PM Eastern Time!

You are invited to a Zoom class.
When: May 24, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this class:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class.


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