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Research and Fieldwork in Development

Research and Fieldwork in Development Author Daniel Hammett
ISBN-10 9781134110810
Release 2014-12-08
Pages 352
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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 Author Regina Scheyvens
ISBN-10 9781446297452
Release 2014-02-17
Pages 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.



Understanding Global Development Research

Understanding Global Development Research Author Gordon Crawford
ISBN-10 9781473987081
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 280
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Built around interviews and personal field notes of authorities and researchers, which really help readers to see what actually happens during field work, this exciting new book gives practical advice on the key aspects of doing developmental fieldwork



Doing Development Research

Doing Development Research Author Vandana Desai
ISBN-10 9781847877826
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 336
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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, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.



Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence

Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence Author Arild Angelsen
ISBN-10 9781136537325
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 240
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Thousands of surveys on rural livelihoods in developing countries are being done every year. Unfortunately, many suffer from weaknesses in methods and problems in implementation. Quantifying households' dependence on multiple environmental resources (forests, bush, grasslands and rivers) is particularly difficult and often simply ignored in the surveys. The results therefore do not reflect rural realities. In particular, 'the hidden harvest' from natural resources is generally too important to livelihoods for development research, policies and practice to ignore. Fieldwork using state-of-the-art methods, and in particular well-designed household questionnaires, thus becomes an imperative to adequately capture key dimensions of rural welfare. This book describes how to do a better job when designing and implementing household and village surveys for quantitative assessment of rural livelihoods in developing countries. It covers the entire research process from planning to sharing research results. It draws on the experiences from a large global-comparative project, the Poverty Environment Network (PEN), to develop more robust and validated methods, enriched by numerous practical examples from the field. The book will provide an invaluable guide to methods and a practical handbook for students and professionals.



Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects Volume 1 Proposal Development and Fieldwork

Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects  Volume 1  Proposal Development and Fieldwork Author Corlien M. Varkevisser
ISBN-10 906832148X
Release 1993
Pages
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Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects Volume 1 Proposal Development and Fieldwork has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects Volume 1 Proposal Development and Fieldwork also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects Volume 1 Proposal Development and Fieldwork book for free.



Doing Fieldwork

Doing Fieldwork Author Wayne Fife
ISBN-10 1403969086
Release 2005-09-17
Pages 174
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This book is aimed at teaching potential researchers how to prepare for, conduct, and write about ethnographic research projects among disadvantaged groups.



Research for Development

Research for Development Author Sophie Laws
ISBN-10 9781446289709
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 440
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Research for Development offers a comprehensive guide to commissioning, managing and undertaking research in development work. It serves both as a practical reference manual and an indispensable learning tool. Divided into three parts, the book provides a complete overview of the research process spanning: - the uses, planning and management of research - reviewing existing evidence - learning development research skills - choosing research methods - undertaking ethical research - writing an effective research report - promoting research uptake and assessing research - monitoring and evaluation This fully revised second edition also includes a new section on how to use the internet for research. Its 16 chapters are enriched by a variety of international case studies, checklists of key points, learning exercises, helpful references to further reading and engaging illustrations. The book also includes a detailed glossary of terms. Drawing on considerable hands-on experience, Research for Development is an ideal practical companion for students of development studies and public policy, as well as practitioners in the field. Cover image © Jenny Matthews / World Vision/ PhotoVoice From PhotoVoice's See it Our Way project, Pakistan For more information visit www.photovoice.org



Population and Development

Population and Development Author W.T.S. Gould
ISBN-10 9781317638599
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 304
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The new edition of Population and Development offers an up-to-date perspective on one of the critical issues at the heart of the problems of development for all countries, and especially those that seek to implement major economic and social change: the reflexive relationships between a country’s population and its development. How does population size, distribution, age structure and skill base affect development patterns and prospects? How has global development been affected by regional population change? Retaining the structure of the well-received first edition, the book has been substantially revised and updated. The opening chapters of the book establish the theoretical and historical basis for examining the basic reflexive relationship, with exploration of the Malthusian perspective and its critics to examine how population change affects development, and exploration of the Demographic Transition Model and its critics to examine how, why and to what extent development drives population change. These are followed by empirically rich chapters on each of the main components of population change – mortality, fertility, internal and international migration, age structures and skill base – each elaborating key ideas with detailed and contrasting case studies from all regions of the developing world. There are concluding and more integrative discussions on population policies and global population futures. Bringing together Population Studies, Development Studies and Geography, the new edition of Population and Development is a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of programmes with specialist modules on population change. There is a large bibliography, with major new sections identifying a wide range of online resources for further study. Each chapter contains a reading guide with discussion questions. The text is enlivened by a number of case studies from around the world, most of which are new or have been substantially revised. Written by a leading international scholar in population, the book successfully integrates cutting-edge academic research with the focus and efforts of international development agencies.



Fieldwork in Developing Countries

Fieldwork in Developing Countries Author Stephen Devereux
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173000735169
Release 1993
Pages 229
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Practical, realistic, and based on firsthand experiences, this sorely needed resource addresses theoretical concerns at the same time that it reflects the important fact that the context within which fieldwork is conducted is absolutely integral to the research process. Part 1 of the book offers an introduction to the many features common to all fieldwork situations. The authors discuss preparing for, participation in, and returning from fieldwork, then narrow the focus to specific methodological matters. In Part 2, eleven case studies, drawn from the authors' personal experiences, cover issues relating both to the conduct of research and to questions of lifestyle and interactions with the local community. The authors invariably present alternatives rather than prescriptions, hoping to excite critical thought on fieldwork method, as well as to suggest possible solutions to common problems.



Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa

Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa Author S. Thomson
ISBN-10 9781137263759
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 169
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Academic literature rarely gives an account of the ethical challenges and emotional pitfalls the researcher is confronted with before, during and after being in the field. Giving personal accounts, the authors explore some of the challenges one can face when engaging in local-level research in difficult situations.



Participatory Research Methodologies

Participatory Research Methodologies Author Alpaslan Özerdem
ISBN-10 0754677354
Release 2010
Pages 275
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Participatory research methodologies have been used since the 1970s as a tool to garner accurate information about communities in which development practitioners operate. This text assesses the use of participatory methods as a research tool in the contexts of development and reconstruction after conflict and disasters



Qualitative Research and Theory Development

Qualitative Research and Theory Development Author Mats Alvesson
ISBN-10 9780857023247
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 132
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Encouraging readers to take a critical approach to empirical data, the authors provide an account that helps social science researchers to develop new and interesting theories.



The Palgrave Handbook of International Development

The Palgrave Handbook of International Development Author Jean Grugel
ISBN-10 9781137427243
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 774
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International development is a dynamic, vibrant and complex field – both in terms of practices and in relation to framing and concepts. This collection draws together leading experts from a range of disciplines, including development economics, geography, sociology, political science and international relations, to explore persistent problems and emergent trends in international development. Building from an introduction to key development theories, this Handbook proceeds to examine key development questions relating to the changing donor and aid landscape, the changing role of citizens and the state in development, the role of new finance flows and privatization in development, the challenges and opportunities of migration and mobility, emerging issues of insecurity and concerns with people trafficking, the drugs trade and gang violence, the role of rights and activism in promoting democracy and development, the threats posed by and responses to global environmental change, and the role of technology and innovation in promoting development.



Understanding Global Poverty

Understanding Global Poverty Author Serena Cosgrove
ISBN-10 9781315316826
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 290
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Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the voices, experiences and needs of the world’s poor in the centre of the analysis. Drawing on decades of teaching, research and fieldwork, this interdisciplinary volume is unique in its rigorous application of the multiple disciplines of anthropology, sociology, political science, public health and economics to the phenomenon of global poverty. Starting with definitions and measurement, the book goes on to explore causes of poverty and policy responses, aiming to give a realistic account of what poverty reduction programmes actually look like. Finally, the book draws together the ethics of why we should work to reduce poverty and what actions readers themselves can take to reduce poverty. This book is an accessible and engaging introduction to the key issues surrounding poverty, with key questions, case studies, discussion questions and further reading suggestions to support learning. Perfect as an introductory textbook for postgraduates and upper level undergraduates, Understanding Global Poverty will also be a valuable resource to policy makers and development practitioners looking for a comprehensive guide to the theoretical frameworks of poverty through the lens of human development.



International Development Studies

International Development Studies Author Andrew Sumner
ISBN-10 9781849206396
Release 2008-04-11
Pages 192
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'A sure-footed and self-confident book, ambitious in scope, authoritative in execution and practical in its implications' - Simon Maxwell, Director, Overseas Development Institute, London 'At last, a development studies text that encourages self-reflection from within the discipline. Highly recommended' - Professor Ray Kiely, Chair in International Politics, Queen Mary University of London 'This is the book that academics, development researchers and practitioners have been seeking for a long time. [It] addresses the most important issues which development researchers and practitioners cope with each and every day' - Dr Tran Tuan, Director, Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Vietnam. 'An insightful book for both development practitioners and researchers alike' - Professor K.N. Nair, Director Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India This book is about working professionally in Development Studies as a student, researcher or practitioner. It introduces and addresses the fundamental questions that everyone engaged with development must ask: " What is 'development' and why do we wish to study it? " How do the many theoretical, methodological and espistemological approaches relate to research and practical studies in development? " How are development research and practice linked? Accessibly written, with extensive use of case study material, this book is an essential primer for students of development studies who require a concise, penetrating overview of its foundations. It is also core reading for students and practitioners concerned with the design of studies in the course of policy analysis, sector reviews, or project formulation, management and evaluation.



Gender Development and Environmental Governance

Gender  Development and Environmental Governance Author Seema Arora-Jonsson
ISBN-10 9780415890373
Release 2013
Pages 272
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A major challenge in studies of environmental governance is dealing with the diversity of the people involved at multiple levels – villagers, development agents, policy-makers, private resource users and others – and taking seriously their aspirations, conflicts and collaborations. This book examines this challenge in two very disparate parts of our world, exploring what gender-equality, resource management and development mean in real terms for its inhabitants as well as for our environmental futures. Based on participatory research and in-depth fieldwork, Arora-Jonsson studies struggles for local forest management, the making of women's groups within them and how the women's groups became a threat to mainstream institutions. Insights from India, consistently ranked as one of the most gender-biased countries, are compared with similar situations in the ostensibly gender-equal Sweden. Arora-Jonsson also analyzes how dominant ideas about the environment, development and gender equality shape the spaces in which women and men take action through global discourses and grassroots activism. Questioning the conventional belief that development brings about greater gender equality and more efficient environmental management, this volume scrutinizes how environmental imaginations are key to crafting gender relations. It shows gender to be at the heart of environmental negotiations while at the same time making a case for environmental sensibilities as integral to gender relations. At the confluence of development, environmental and gender studies, the book contributes to a much-needed dialogue between these fields, proposing new futures in environmental management.