Much of the day today was spent on understanding the construction of communications policy research with Sujata Gamage.
We started at the policy brief, discussed PICOs (population, intervention, context and outcomes) and discussed research questions, paper titles, theories of change and models. Young Scholars then assessed sample policy briefs, critically analysing the strenghts and weaknesses of each of the briefs, based on the preceding discussion.
Rohan Samarajiva and Laleema Senanayake presented examples from LIRNEasia supply-side and demand-side research, pointing at how to critically analyse the available data.
Rohan’s presentation is here.
Laleema’s presentation is here.
Session 3 focused on the literature review and session 4 on the methodology. We discussed methods for collection and analysis, the pros and cons of the available methods and continued analysing sample policy briefs based on the learnings.
Sujata’s slides from the full day’s sessions are here.