Using Quantitative Methodologies to Study Women's Empowerment

Webinar Video

Seminar description:

This 2-hour seminar/webinar shared information on quantitative methodologies for conducting research on women’s empowerment, with a focus on rigorous and experimental methodologies like randomized control trials. Some key considerations included: causal inference and counterfactual analysis, non-technical overview of main techniques to assess causal impacts, discussion around when certain techniques are appropriate, budget, sample size, cultural context, building equal and effective partnerships, and developing robust empowerment indexes, variables and indicators that meet the research question. Information on state of the art tools for conducting quantitative research, data collection and gender analysis were also shared.

A diverse panel of experts discussed the practical, ethical and methodological considerations and challenges they have encountered in the context of conducting quantitative research on women's empowerment in developing country contexts.

This is the sixth in a series of seven research-to-practice training seminars on women’s empowerment organized by the WED Lab in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Featured panelists:

  • Franque Grimard (McGill University) (Facilitator)
  • Bouba Housseini (International Development Research Centre)
  • Carl Asuncion (MEDA)

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