Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0

Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0
Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0

Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0

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Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0 | An Online National Winter School Program | A Four-Month Online Immersive Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Certificate Fellowship | December 2023 – April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning

IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online National Winter School Program

A Four-Month Online Immersive Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Certificate Training Fellowship

Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: 16 December, 2023 – 20 April, 2024
(Dec 16, 23, Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 9, 23, Apr 6, 20, 2024)
Classes and Meetings on selected Saturdays (For details please see the schedule below)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom & Participatory Action Research Qualitative Fieldwork

Course Fee: INR 25000
Early Bird Discounted Fee (till Dec 10):
For Professionals: INR 20,000 | For Students: INR 15,000 (inclusive of GST @ 18%)
Fees can be paid in two installments

Limited seats are eligible for a partial scholarship opportunity. Write to: learningatimpri@gmail.com
Program seats: 20

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/5zNTLfwm7PY7P3v49

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About

IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, continuing with its dynamism, is proud to welcome you to the second cohort of our immersive “Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0” course! Building on the success of the first cohort (Event Link), we are delighted to offer this comprehensive program once again to equip aspiring policymakers, researchers, and legal enthusiasts with valuable skills and knowledge.

This course provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conducting action research and fieldwork led by esteemed experts. Through a combination of engaging lectures, interactive workshops, networking, guidance by thematic experts and practical exercises, you will develop a deep understanding of public policy and its impact on diverse societal issues.

You will also have the chance to collaborate with fellow participants, apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios so that by the end of the course you could develop the necessary skills to make a meaningful impact through networking, evidence-based policy research and implementation.

The participants will be able to learn from globally and nationally renowned thematic experts and practitioners. They will gain first-hand training in Qualitative Research Methods, Research Tool Preparation such as Interviews, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KII) using a semi-structured questionnaire, understanding Tool Testing methods, Stakeholder Mapping (for an in-person or telephonic interview), conduction of Fieldwork, Research Writing and Reporting. Participants will immerse themselves in the intricacies of literature review, honing their skills and engaging in valuable discussions with esteemed experts in the field.  

Participants will be expected to conduct fieldwork in their respective cities, towns, or villages where they will be based at that time and required to submit the report of the same by the end of the program.

We invite you to join us on this transformative journey of learning and exploration. Enroll now for the second cohort of “Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0” and be a part of a vibrant community committed to driving positive change through law and policy. [Cohort 1 Event Link] We look forward to having you on board for Cohort 2!

Note: The program has limited seats of 2o, and further can be increased based on the number of applications submitted.

For Whom

This program is intended for Public Policy Enthusiasts, Early Career Professionals, Research Scholars, Civil Society Activists, Social Entrepreneurs, Administrators in Public and Private Sectors, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students.

Benefits

  • Learn from globally and nationally renowned thematic experts and practitioners.
  • Gain from first-hand training on Qualitative Research Methods, Tool Preparation and Testing, Stakeholder Mapping, Fieldwork, Research Writing and Reporting.
  • Receive a specially-designed course outline and reading list from the experts.
  • Get access to session videos for 15 days​We promote flexible learning at your pace and place, and strict attendance is not a mandatory criterion.
  • Participants can take the course without hampering their work life. Each participant will be placed under a supervisor who is a senior faculty or fellow for continuous guidance and knowledge.
  • An E-Certificate of Completion of the Fellowship on successfully completing the program.
  • An Opportunity to publish your report on the IMPRI Insights Blog, which features articles from eminent people from around the globe.
  • The submitted reports will be compiled into a comprehensive edited book for our upcoming publication with ISBN.

Program Details & Schedule

This program offers participants the unique opportunity to delve into diverse topics. Participants can choose topics from a varied area of international/national/local human rights, laws and policies, foreign policies such as human rights, constitutional laws, foreign policies, marginalised communities’ rights, gender justice, environmental rights, disability rights, or any other such policy and law related issue.

Topics with a focus on policy and schemes are encouraged. Some suggested thematic areas may include, but are not limited to:
● Digital Divide: Challenges and Responses by State Governments
● Budgeting by the Local Self Government Bodies for Disaster Management
● Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Public and Private Health Care Services
● Public-Private Partnerships in the Health System
● Implementation of the PCPNDT Act in Urban India
● Child Labour in the Post-Pandemic Period
● Evaluation of Skill India Mission
● Challenges Faced by Start-Ups
● Challenges Faced by Women Workers in the Coal Mining Industry: A Case Study of Dhanbad Coal Mines
● Curbing Plastic Pollution in the City with a special reference to Urban Commons and Monsoon Season: A Case Study of Sector 3 Neighbourhood in Navi Mumbai
● A Status of Pension Provisioning for the Elderly in Slum and Informal Neighborhoods with a Special Focus on Access, Adequacy and Emerging Needs: A Case Study of Shrinagar Colony in Chennai
● Understanding Gender-based Violence in the Context of Dowry-related Cases with a Special Focus on Remedies: A Case Study of Dehradun, Uttarakhand
● Assessing the Impact of Ujjwala Yojana and Improvements in Clean Fuel for Household Cooking: A Case Study of Siliguri
● Opportunities and Challenges Towards Access to Finance for Self-Employment with Special Reference to PM Mudra Yojana: A Case Study of Bengaluru
● Feminist Qualitative Action Research

Program Highlights

Month 1 : Orientation, Qualitative Research Methods class, Research Tools preparation & Testing, Stakeholder Mapping
Month 2: Pilot & Fieldwork, Research Writing & Reporting Class
Month 3: Fieldwork & Reporting
Month 4: Reporting, Analysis & Report Submission
Report Review & Completion

1. Coordinated Learning and Guidance: To ensure a meaningful and fruitful research experience, each participant will be placed under the guidance of dedicated senior faculties and fellows who will be their mentors. Our mentors are seasoned researchers and experts in their respective fields, ready to offer unwavering support and constructive feedback. They will guide you in developing a deeper understanding of your chosen research topic and refining your research objectives. During the initial week, various research aspects will be discussed through lectures, ensuring participants have a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies. Topics will be finalized, providing you with ample time to embark on your research journey.

2.Focus on Interaction and Critical Reflection: Our Qualitative Action Research Program will be conducted through interactive Zoom meetings. Through these sessions, participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in lively discussions, share ideas, clear doubts, seek guidance and refine their research objectives with experts. Throughout the program, the emphasis will be on research work, interaction classes, and engagement with mentors. With 2-3 lectures each week, you will have the opportunity to delve deep into topics with experts including bureaucrats, activists, advocates, and others who have a proven track record of impactful work at the ground level.

3.Fieldwork and Publication Opportunities: To enhance practical learning, participants will engage in a fieldwork experience as a compulsory parameter of evaluation. IMPRI will provide a letter of support to participants for conducting their fieldwork, further strengthening their research skills and understanding. The research team at IMPRI will support participants throughout the program.
In addition, selected participants will be guided in getting their reports published on IMPRI Insights and other renowned newspapers, magazines, and journals. Participants will get a chance to publish their reports at IMPRI’s edited book with ISBN. Each submitted report will be evaluated for quality and checked for plagiarism; therefore, participants are required to produce an original report. The fieldwork at the end of the program will be a compulsory parameter of evaluation.

Please note:

  1. Participants will also have to take pictures, make small video clips of their field research, and share them with the IMPRI team.
  2. The participants will conduct fieldwork at their own expense. The fee does not cover the fieldwork expenses, it covers administration, assistance and supervisor’s guidance.
  3. The fee is non-refundable.

Seize this opportunity to contribute to research and make a lasting impact. Enroll today and be part of the Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship!

Public Policy Qualitative Action Research Fieldwork Program winter 2023

Program Experts

Chair & Course Director

Chair: Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI

Experts

Prof Mukul Asher, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI; Former Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Prof Vijay Raghavan, Professor, Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai Campus

Dr Amar Jesani, Independent Researcher and Teacher (Bioethics and Public Health); Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Dr Purnima Chauhan,  IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh & Director Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA).

Prof N. Manimekalai, Director and Head, Department of Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli

Prof Gummadi Sridevi, Professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad; Visiting Professor, IMPRI 

Prof Utpal K De, Professor and Former Head, Department of Economics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya 

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Economics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow at IMPRI. 

Dr Prabhu Ponnusamy, Founder/CEO at Iotalytics Research and Analytics Solutions Pvt Ltd

Conveners
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
Dr Arjun KumarDirector, IMPRI

Coordinators
Vithita Jha, Visiting Researcher & Assistant Editor
Vaishali Singh, Research Program & Editorial Associate (Visiting)
Samridhhi Sharma, Visiting Researcher & Assistant Editor

Program Time Structure

Program Time Structure
Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0
An Online National Winter School Program
A Four-Month Online Immersive Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Certificate Training Fellowship
16 December 2023 – 20 April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
TimeTopicExpert/s
Month 1 : Orientation, Qualitative Research Methods Class, Research Tools preparation & Testing, Stakeholder Mapping
Day 1 | 16th December 2023 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 11: 55 AMIntroduction & Chair Opening RemarksProf Vibhuti Patel
11:55 AM – 12:40 PMInaugural SessionProf Vijay Raghavan
12: 40 PM – 1:00 PMParticipants Intro & Progam DiscussionTeam
Day 2 | 23rd December 2023 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMEthics in Research: Fieldwork & Action ResearchDr Amar Jesani
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMTopic Selection and DiscussionTeam
Day 3 | 6th January 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMFieldwork & Qualitative Research Methods & QuestionnaireDr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMFieldwork Method InteractionTeam
Month 2 : Pilot & Fieldwork, Research Writing & Reporting Class
Day 4 | 13th January 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMQualitative Research and ReportingProf Vibhuti Patel
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMInteractive Discussion Session: Fieldwork UpdateTeam
Day 5 | 27th January 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMReport Writing & Editorial GuidanceDr Simi Mehta
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMInteractive Discussion SessionTeam
Day 6 | 10th February 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMQualitative Fieldwork Research Case StudiesProf Gummadi Sridevi
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMInteractive Discussion Session: Fieldwork UpdateTeam
Month 3: Fieldwork & Reporting
Day 7 | 24th February 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMAction Research, Policy and Impact: A Bureaucrat’s ExperienceDr Purnima Chauhan
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMInteractive Discussion Session: Fieldwork UpdateTeam
Day 8 | 9th March 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMFundamentals of Qualitative Data AnalysisProf Utpal K De
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMInteractive Discussion Session: Fieldwork UpdateTeam
Month 4 : Reporting, Analyses & Report Submission
Day 9 | 23rd March 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMComputing, Technological and AI Skills for ResearchersDr Prabhu Ponnusamy
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMPresentationsTeam
Day 10 | 6th April 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMCareer for Researchers & PublicationsProf N. Manimekalai
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMPresentationsTeam
Day 11| 20th April 2024 (Saturday)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMValedictory SessionProf Mukul Asher
12:15 PM – 12:45 PMProgram Presentation, Interactive Session, Discussion & FeedbackTeam
12:45 PM – 1:00 PMChair Closing Remarks & VoTTeam

Inaugural Session Videos

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vpo6TSiSPU

HQ: https://youtu.be/hh_P5MTH00A

Valedictory Session & Fellows Presentation Videos-

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN223hyrts4

HQ: https://youtu.be/DIautwbTmxE

Link to Cohort 1 Participants List and their Research Topics: https://www.impriindia.com/insights/participant-topic-lppyf-action-research-fieldwork/

Fellows Profile – Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0 with their Topic of Research

Participants List and Details with their Research Topic
Public Policy Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Fellowship- Cohort 2.0
An Online National Winter School Program
A Four-Month Online Immersive Qualitative Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Certificate Fellowship
December 2023 – April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
NameDesignationOrganisationLocationTopic
Abhimanyu KumarResearch AssociateAvanti FellowsSirsa(Haryana) & Arwal(Bihar)Exploring the Imperative for Career Guidance among High School Students in the Government Schools: A Qualitative study in Sirsa, Haryana
Aditya SagarLaw StudentNational Law University DelhiJaipurCyber Policing and Cybercrime in India: An Examination of Law Enforcement’s Digital Frontier
Alka PagareProject HeadKotak Education FoundationMumbaiExploring repercussions of Rural-Urban Migration on the Educational Accessibility of Out-of-School Migrant Children in Kalamboli, Panvel, Maharashtra: A Qualitative Study
Amit RoyStudentJaypee University of Information TechnologyWest Bengal
Amna HaleemStudentLady Sri Ram College for WomenDelhiExamining the Landscape of Press Freedom in India: A Qualitative study in the State of New Delhi
Anindya ShrivastavaLLMILS law collegePuneUnderstanding the Local Dynamics and Perceptions of Consumers about use of Counterfeit Products in the Pune City
Arpan PatraStudentPresidency University KolkataKolkataA Qualitative Study of Education Landscape in West Bengal’s School System from Strategic Improvements for Equitable and Quality Learning
Charu AgrawalResearcher/FounderHanerolLocation-BangaloreExploring Regulatory Frameworks: A Qualitative Study of Sex Work Legitimacy in India and the Netherlands
Devam TripathiStudentIRMAAnand
Dr Kriti SinghAssociate ProfessorAmity School of Communication, Amity UniversityUttar PradeshImpact and Efficacy of System for Pension Administration (Raksha) in the Disbursement of Pensions to Defence Veterans: An Exploratory Study in India’s National Capital Region (NCR)
Dr. Jai Kishan BhardwajAssistant ProfessorKurukshetra University, KurukshetraKurukshetraWomen in Electoral Politics in Haryana: A Qualitative Study of Kurukshetra
GauravResearch AssociateAvanti FellowsGhaziabadParental Perspectives on EdTech Adoption for Student Learning: A Qualitative Study in the Ghaziabad Region
Hashir P.VGandhi FellowPiramal FoundationYadgirIntegration of Technology and User Experience in Village Libraries: A Qualitative Exploration of Digital Transformation for Inclusive Information Access in Rural Karnataka
Jaya PaulUndergraduate student (First Year)Lady Shri Ram College For Women, DUNew DelhiParticipation of Women in Indian Politics & Political Processes: A Qualitative Study in National Capital Territory of Delhi
Meha BhushanPhD ScholarGujarat National Law UniversityJaipurAccess to Justice for Victims & Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Study in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Nachiket PatilAssistant Town PlannerPMRDAPuneUnderstanding the Efficacy and Efficiency of Town Planning Schemes: A Qualitative Exploratory Study in Selected Cities of Maharashtra ‘
Poulami SarkarStudentIIT DelhiDelhi
Prathamesh GurjarStudentNAPune
Radha KumariAssistant ProfessorDelhi UniversityNoida
Ritu SinhaGendered Experiences of Climate-Induced Migration in Coastal Communities: A Qualitative Study in Kerala
Roshani M. S. BabuResearch ScholarYenepoya UniversityMangaloreExploring the Impact of the Public Library Act of Karnataka (1965) on Women: Uncovering Facilitators and Barriers through Qualitative Inquiry in Raichur District
Sneha RamaniPh.D studentIndian Institute of Technology, BombayAhmedabadUnveiling the Dynamics of Employment Situation in the Construction Industry with respect to Gendered Socio-cultural Influences on Skilled and Unskilled Tasks and Pathways for Transformation: A Qualitative Exploratory Study in Ahemdabad, Gujarat

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