A Field Researchers’ Capacity Building Workshop for IGMSY Study was held in New Delhi from 15-19 November 2011.The objectives of the workshop were:
•To understand the objectives, research design and research tools of the IGMSY Study
•To build skills in conducting and recording qualitative methods of data collection
•To prepare a common protocol and time-line for completion of the research tasks
In the workshop, field researchers from Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh participated. The workshop was facilitated by SAHAYOG.
On 15th Nov, A discussion was held regarding IGMSY scheme and modalities of its implementation in the four states
On 16th Nov, the researchers were instructed on the technique of conducting in-depth interviews.
On 17th Nov, Researchers were familiarized with the study tools through mock interview sessions
On 18th Nov, Field practice was conducted (within Delhi) to develop skills in interviewing low-income rural women respondents
The workshop culminated on the 19th Nov with a feedback session of the field practice