AID-TURK has a Research Unit dedicated to research focusing in many areas
AID-TURK has a Research Unit dedicated to research focusing in many areas with a core team of expert researchers in various disciplines. The Research Unit was established in 2006 with Ahmed El-Wahed as its founding director.
The Research Unit mission is to conduct research into the social and political science
fields; in order to develop and trial new ways of thinking, introduce positive changes,
and bring cultural reforms. The research unit also aims to train future researchers in the field and to support those who are aiming to be acquainted with research techniques.
The Research Unit motivation stems from the desire to collect data of the highest quality, to undertake research in the public good and to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making. Our goal is to be internationally acknowledged as a centre for excellence in the provision of social science research services.
The Research Unit provides research services and a full range of survey design, data management, analytical and qualitative skills. The Research Unit uses qualitative research methods such as:
- Participatory Action Research (PAR)
- Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA)
- Community Needs Assessment
- Desktop researches
- Basic research and applied research
- Observation studies and Survey methodologies
- Analysis and comparative studies
- Policy papers and policy briefs
- Other non-traditional techniques