Research for Development: A Practical Guide

Research for Development: A Practical Guide

by Sophie Laws
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761973265

ISBN-13: 9780761973263

Pub. Date: 06/15/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides a guide for those involved with creating, implementing, and managing research for development work. Laws includes a substantial index, multiple checklists for planning or for problem solving in the field, and real-life examples from countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan, and Serbia. The book's 21 chapter topics include planning for…  See more details below

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This book provides a guide for those involved with creating, implementing, and managing research for development work. Laws includes a substantial index, multiple checklists for planning or for problem solving in the field, and real-life examples from countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan, and Serbia. The book's 21 chapter topics include planning for effective research, writing research briefs, research ethics, ensuring quality in data gathering, choosing a sample, methods of analysis, and how to write an effective research report. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761973263
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Introduction - Why use Research in Development Work?7
Ch. 2How is Research Used in Development Work?25
Ch. 3Participatory Research49
Ch. 4Quality in Research69
Ch. 5Planning for Effective Research - Preparing to Write the Brief86
Ch. 6Planning for Effective Research - What Should Go into the Brief?103
Ch. 7Who Should do the Research?120
Ch. 8Managing Research146
Ch. 9Learning How to do Research for Development Work169
Ch. 10Managing for Impact - Promoting Research Findings182
Ch. 11Evaluating Research for Development Work200
Ch. 12What is Already Known? Making the Most of Existing Information213
Ch. 13Research Ethics233
Ch. 14Communication with Respondents - The Key to Good Research248
Ch. 15How to Ensure Quality in Data-Gathering260
Ch. 16Choosing Methods271
Ch. 17Seven Key Research Techniques283
Ch. 18Some Packages of Methods for Research for Development Work332
Ch. 19Talking to the Right People - Choosing a Sample356
Ch. 20Analysis376
Ch. 21How to Write an Effective Research Report423
App. 1: Useful Websites439
Glossary452
References462
Index469

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