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Doing Development Research

Doing Development Research

  • Author: Vandana Desai,Rob Potter
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412902843
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 324
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Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, this book draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. Doing Development Research is the essential A-Z of development research.

Doing Developmental Research

Doing Developmental Research

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Tricia Striano
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462524443
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 177
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Addressing practical issues rarely covered in methods texts, this user-friendly, jargon-free book helps students and beginning researchers plan infant and child development studies and get them done. The author provides step-by-step guidance for getting involved in a developmental laboratory and crafting effective research questions and proposals. Tips on recruiting study participants cover access issues--such as how to overcome language and cultural barriers--and include helpful sample scripts. The book offers time management strategies, pointers for organizing and communicating data, and a roadmap of the journal publication process, complete with an annotated sample article. Numerous concrete examples, checklists, worksheets, and exercises are featured. Reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Pedagogical Features *Chapter subheadings written as questions to help students quickly find the answers they need. *Key tips and checklists for managing each phase of a study. *Exercises that build core research skills. *Annotated sample journal article with commentary on the writing and publication process.

Research and Fieldwork in Development

Research and Fieldwork in Development

  • Author: Daniel Hammett,Chasca Twyman,Mark Graham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113411074X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9833
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Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their practice and outlines appropriate analysis techniques. The text also provides a cutting edge focus on the role of new media and technologies in conducting research. The final chapters return to a set of broader concerns in development research, providing a new and dynamic set of engagements with ethics and risk in fieldwork, integrating methods and engaging development research methods with knowledge exchange practices. Each chapter is supported by several case studies written by global experts within the field, documenting encounters and experiences and linking theory to practice. Each chapter is also complimented by an end of chapter summary, suggestions for further reading and websites, and questions for further reflection and practice. The text critically locates development research within the field of international development to give an accessible and comprehensive introduction to development research methods. This book provides an invaluable overview to the practice of international development research and serves as an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate student embarking of development fieldwork. It is supported by online resources including extended bibliographies for each chapter, example risk and ethic forms, example policy briefing notes, research reports, links to websites and data sources.

Development Fieldwork

Development Fieldwork

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Regina Scheyvens
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446297454
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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This book provides an invaluable guide to undertaking development fieldwork in both the developing world and in western contexts. It takes you through all the key stages in development research and covers: Research design and the roles of quantitative and qualitative methods. Research using archival, textual and virtual data, along with using the internet ethically. Practical as well as personal issues, including funding, permissions, motivation and attitude. Culture shock, ethical considerations and working with marginalized, vulnerable or privileged groups, from indigenous peoples through to elites and corporations. How to write up your findings. Sensitive, engaging and accessible in tone, the text is rich in learning features; from boxed examples to bullet-pointed summaries and questions for reflection. Development Fieldwork is the perfect companion for students engaged in research across development studies, geography, social anthropology or public policy.

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Enabling participatory research and development

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Enabling participatory research and development

  • Author: Julian F. Gonsalves
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 1552501825
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 219
  • View: 9730
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Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume sourcebook provides easy access to field-tested PR&D concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academic. As well, it presents a comprehensive overview of PR&D and will serve as a general reference for trainers, policymakers, donors, and development professionals. The sourcebook captures and examines PR&D experiences from over 30 countries, illustrating applications in sustainable crop and animal production, forest and watershed management, soil and water conservation, and postharvest and utilization.

Feminists Doing Development

Feminists Doing Development

A Practical Critique

  • Author: Marilyn Porter,Ellen R. Judd
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781856496940
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
  • View: 7149
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Has feminism transformed development studies? What happens to feminist theory and practice within the development industry?This book brings together a variety of feminist ativists and academics, from both North and South, engaged in development, to answer these questions. Each describes her project and its feminist rationale, and analyses it through three fundamental challenges:the problem of making a feminist agenda work within development agencies, including the difficulties of finding funding and the constraints imposed by funders;the ethical and methodological issues raised by feminism - including the differences between women and the legitimacy of studying 'the Other';the challenge of international feminism: looking for new ways to work together for global change without imposing 'Western feminism' on Southern women.Including feminist projects from the 'South in the North', the book explores how 'global feminism' actually works in a variety of ways, through both activism and academic research. It is a fascinating insight into the challenges and rewards of feminist theory in practice. As such it is necessary reading for practitioners, policy-makers, activists and academics in gender and development as well as all students and academics of women's studies.

Methodological Challenges and New Approaches to Research in International Development

Methodological Challenges and New Approaches to Research in International Development

  • Author: L. Camfield
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137293624
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
  • View: 6645
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Development researchers face many challenges in producing robust and persuasive analyses, often within a short time-frame. This edited volume tackles these challenges head-on, using examples from other fields to provide practical guidance to research producers and users.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

  • Author: David Simon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134304889
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1977
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The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten * political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere * progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne * development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva. This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Failed States and Institutional Decay

Failed States and Institutional Decay

Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World

  • Author: Natasha M. Ezrow,Erica Frantz
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441113428
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The “failed states” literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict, crime, coups, terrorism and economic performance. In spite of this objective, the “failed state” literature has not focused enough on how institutions operate in the developing world. This book unpacks the state, by examining the administrative, security, judicial and political institutions separately. By doing so, the book offers a more comprehensive and clear picture of how the state functions or does not function in the developing world, merging the failed state and institutionalist literatures. Rather than merely describing states in crisis, this book explains how and why different types of institutions deteriorate. Moreover, the book illustrates the impact that institutional decay has on political instability and poverty using examples not only from Africa but from all around the world.

Basic Research Methods

Basic Research Methods

An Entry to Social Science Research

  • Author: Gerard Guthrie
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 8132105966
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
  • View: 6614
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This book offers a comprehensive and well-rounded view of research as a tool for problem-solving in the wide range of the social sciences. It is built on the foundation of philosophical pragmatism, postulating that the value of knowledge and research methodologies lie in their usefulness in engaging with the real world. The book synthesizes both positivist and non-positivist methodologies. It is meant for students who are undertaking their first research course or project. The techniques, while basic in nature, are used in many masters and doctoral research studies. The book uses engaging language, real-life examples from various subject areas and follows an inductive approach. With the help of this book, from an experiential base, students should be able to build a more advanced conceptual and theoretical understanding of research through further reading and practice. This book discusses a policy-applied-pure-action model of research covering both quantitative and qualitative methods for case study, survey and experimental designs. It pays considerable attention to measurement principles and to data analysis techniques that make practical use of Microsoft Excel for analysis of both words and numbers. It includes a building block approach to writing, as well as the author’s thoughts on application of research in the real world.