Finding Out Fast: Investigative Skills for Policy and Development

Finding Out Fast: Investigative Skills for Policy and Development

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ISBN-13: 9780761958376
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Series: Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Alan Thomas
PART ONE: CONCEPTUALISING POLICY-RELATED INVESTIGATION
Information Needs and Policy Change - Stephen Potter and Ramya Subrahmanian
Boundaries for Thinking and Action - Chris Blackmore and Ray Ison
Grabbing Attention - Joseph Hanlon
PART TWO: THINKING WITH PAPER
How to Do a Literature Study - Stephanie Barrientos
Interpreting Institutional Discourses - Bridget O'Laughlin
PART THREE: THINKING WITH PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
People as Informants - Philip Woodhouse
Investigation as Empowerment - Hazel Johnson and Linda Mayoux
Using Participatory Methods
Organizational Assessment and Institutional Footprints - Chris Roche
Dilemmas of Researching Poverty - Dina Abbott
Communicating Results - Joanna Chataway and Avril Joffe
PART FOUR: THINKING WITH DATA
Thinking with Quantitative Data - Chandan Mukherjee and Marc Wuyts
Analysing Institutional Accounts - Geoff Jones
Critical Issues in Using Data - Sue Mayer
Challenging Cases - Alan Thomas
Conclusion - Alan Thomas and Joanna Chataway
Personal Effectiveness and Integrity

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