3CGS successfully organizes academic research and proposal writing methods short course

Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS) has successfully undertaken another short course on academic research and proposal writing methods. The course had participants from Forestry Commission, Sunyani Technical University and University of Energy and Natural Resources.

The course was opened by Dr. Oheneba Akwesi Akyeampong, Dean, School of Natural Resources. He welcomed participants and explained the need for a course like this. He stated that proposal writing is the bedrock for every research and developmental agenda. He also commended the Centre for such a good initiative and that future plans can be made to provide tailor-made courses for the cooperate institutions.

Facilitators for this course were Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy A. A. Derkyi, Dr. Simon Abugre and Mr. Daniel Koomson. The course focused on the art of writing academic research proposals at the postgraduate level i.e. identifying the research problem, defining research objectives, developing suitable hypothesis and writing the research questions to address. The course also exposed participants to new and trending methods in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Participants were also trained on the use of Statistical package for service solutions (SPSS).

In the end the exuberance participants exhibited throughout the training told a positive story for the University. Unanimously the participants declared at the end of the course that they had value for money and desires to partake in subsequent courses of the Centre.