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e-Learning Course: Advanced Research Methods



Learning Objectives

The objectives of the Advanced Research Methods Trainings are to enable trainees to:

a) articulate research problems and develop research proposals as well as theoretical and conceptual framework;

b) understand and use qualitative and quantitative research methods in collecting and analyze data, and

c) improve their skill of writing scholarly papers. This training will be organised as advanced collaborative process at which participants are exposed to various qualitative and quantitative methods including the use of SPSS and are expected to present research proposals and get comments from participants and facilitators. The major topics to be covered include: Introduction to Research Methodology & Research Design; Qualitative research and analysis;
Quantitative methods and analysis as well as application of SPSS.

The training operates on a modular basis over a four weeks period, with delivery based on a block release. Successful trainees will be awarded the well recognized certificate of accomplishment from OSSREA Secretariat.

Content and Structure
The course is structured around four modules
1. Research Design
2. Qualitative Research Methods
3. Quantitative Research Methods
4. Application of SPSS


The course is self-paced and it is facilitated by well know professors in the region and the Diaspora, and it is divided into 4 modules provided to help you reach the overall learning objectives. The modules are consecutive and you have to follow the order to complete the course; in addition all four modules must be passed to receive a certificate of completion. Each module contains an interactive lesson and a quiz.
The interactive lessons are provided with the purpose of achieving the specific learning objectives per module, and contain pages of lessons supported by case studies, videos, external links and exercises.
A glossary of terms is also provided. You have to complete the quizzes at the end of each lesson to move to the next lesson. The quizzes assess the achievement of the learning objectives for each lesson. Each quiz can be attempted a maximum of three times. Once the quizzes are passed with at least 70% each, the learner has successfully completed the e-course and a certificate of completion signed by the course facilitators and the Executive Director of OSSREA will be directly mailed to the
physical address you supplied during registration.
Participants will be requested to provide feedback on the course by filling a feedback form which can be accessed from the e-learning system.

Target Audience

The course should be of particular interest to the following audiences:

  •  PhD candidates
  •  Faculty and researchers of Universities
  • Researchers of parliaments, NGOs, government organs
  • Other interested parties

Registration and Payment
Send your CV and an application letter to and after screening for eligibility you will be communicated with the required payment information. If you need a support letter for sponsorship from your institution or other bodies you can contact us using the same email address and we will provide you the letter. 

Type: e-learning course
Date: June 29, 2015 – July 24, 2015
Duration of event: 4 Weeks
Location: web-based
Programme area: Research methods for Social Sciences
Fee: 200 USD
Event focal point email:

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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