Workshops at NIP
Parveen Azam Ali
20th January, 2020
NIP conducted a one-day training workshop titled „Designing Sensitive Research‟ on January 20, 2020. The activity was organized by Dr. Sobia Masood and Mr. Tahir Ellahi under the leadership of NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal. The resource person was Dr. Parveen Azam Ali, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has an extensive experience of mixed method research on inequalities in health related to gender and ethnicity. Participants from various organizations attended this workshop.
The workshop aimed to explore practical aspects related to designing research and writing research proposal involving sensitive social research issues (e.g., gender, mental health, sexual and reproductive health). Importance and ways of developing collaborations with national and international researchers were also discussed at length. The workshop ended with a certificate distribution ceremony in which NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal distributed certificates among the participants and resource person of the workshop.
Prof. Dr. Seema Pervez (Retd.)
25th - 27th November, 2020
NIP conducted a 3-day training workshop on Focus Group Discussion (FGD) from 25th -27th November, 2019. The resource person was Prof. Dr. Seema Pervez (Retd. Prof. NIP) Who as an extensive experience of conducting training workshops both nationally and internationally. Participants from various organizations attended this workshop besides a substantial number of NIP students. The main objective of the workshop was to offer practical training and hands-on exercises on the topic throughout the three days of the workshop along with relevant data analysis and report writing.
On the first day of the workshop, Dr. Seema Pervez highlighted the importance of selecting focus group discussion as a qualitative research method along with its advantages and disadvantages. Day 2 started with an intensive discussion on topics which participants though can be discussed via a focus group discussion. To enhance understanding of the participants, and apply what has been discussed in day1, two focus group discussions were held. Extensive feedback session followed this activity. Transcription was done for analyzing the data obtained through focus group discussion. Day 3 began with an overview of techniques that can be used for analyzing qualitative data. As overview of grounded theory, content analysis and thematic analysis was shared with the participants. Later, the participants coded the transcribed data under Dr. Seema Pervez’s guidance and a report was generated based upon the key findings. On the 3rd/ last day of the workshop, certificates were also distributed among the participants for their successful workshop completion. For this ceremony, Prof. Dr. Nazir Hussain (Director, School of Politics and International Relations, QAU) had been invited to distribute the certificates among the workshop participants along with NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal. While talking with the participants, Dr. Hussain appreciated efforts of National Institute of Psychology for conducting training workshops for students and professionals. Dr. Anila Kamal (Director, NIP) extend note of thanks to the worthy resource person for providing an avenue for young researchers and professionals to sit together and discuss practical aspects of conducting focus group discussions and appreciated efforts of the organizing committee for arranging the workshop.
Lisa Cherry and Saffina Ellahi
6th March, 2019
Dr. Rubina Hanif Organized a training workshop Titled “Rising Anxiety and Depression: Addressing Research Students’ Concerns” by the Trauma Trainers from UK; Lisa Cherry and Saffina Ellahi on 17th of April, 2019. The trainers had specialization in Attachment, Manifestation of Trauma, Self-meditation, Emotional Wellbeing for Children in Care Leavers in Education, Raising Aspiration, and Recovery from Addiction. The workshop covered the topic of “Rising Anxiety and Depression: Addressing Research Students’ Concerns”. The Vice Chancellor “Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali” and Registrar “Prof. Dr. Shafique” Quaid-i-Azam University were the worthy guests of the workshop. The first lady; wife of President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan “Ms. Sara Alvi” was the guest of honor for the proceedings. She appreciated the workshop and its concept also she greatly admired the conduction of workshops at National Institute of Psychology. A good number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. Students as well as the faculty of department attended and the workshop. Dr. Muhammad Ali also appreciated NIP efforts for conducting such kind of training workshops. In the end, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal Director NIP concluded with vote and worthy guests.