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    Description'[Research for Development] is well-written and, at every stage, is well-documented with practical examples. The simplicity with which it is written adds to its value in that non-professional persons get well-aquainted with the research process. Every chapter in the book ends with highlighting of the main points made in that chapter...A further strength of the book is the inclusion of an appendix with a list of websites that deal with issues in the area of development research...the simplicity of its organization and message should appeal to people/researchers across disciplines' - Pakistan Development Review 'Research for Development achieves the near impossible: it provides vast quantities of useful guidance for almost anyone involved in research for development regardless of the size of your research project or your role within that project' - Arvac Bulletin 'Written by professional researchers, this immensely practical book provides development workers with a more research-oriented point of view, so that they can avoid mistakes in the design of programmes. It will also help them to understand people's needs and respond accordingly' - The Asian Age 'It is a beautiful and comprehensive compilation giving scores of instances that prove the essentiality if carrying out a survey of a particular locality for bringing about a change there' - Rafique Jalal, DAWN This book provides a comprehensive introduction and handbook for undertaking and managing research in development. It is designed to provide both a quick reference manual and an indispensable learning tool for all students, researchers and practitioners engaged in development work. The text is divided into two parts: Managing research for development, and Doing research for development. Together the two parts review the complete research process from outlining the essential role and purpose of research, highlighting specific issues to development research, to demonstrating how to evaluate and secure the best results from subsequent research projects. The book includes: an overview of different types of research in development work; practical steps to writing a brief and managing research; practical steps to evaluating and promoting research findings; step by step guides to getting started and choosing a research method; detailed guidelines to seven key research techniques; examples, exercises, summaries and checklists; and glossary and guides to additional resources and packages Drawing on considerable hands-on experience, Research for Development will be an essential companion and invaluable tool for anyone engaged in contemporary development research, development work and development studies.


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    Title
    Research for Development
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Laws, By (author) Caroline Harper, By (author) Rachel Marcus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761973270
    ISBN 10: 0761973273
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HD
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: KCM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000, POL013000
    Abridged Dewey: 331
    BISAC V2.8: PSY039000, BUS068000
    DC21: 338.90072
    DC22: 338.90072
    BISAC V2.8: REF020000
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: JM, KCM, JH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    25 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Professor Laws holds B.Litt and MA degrees in Theology from Oxford University. She has been a faculty member of the Theology departments of Leeds University and Kings College, University of London, and has lectured in several colleges in the USA. She has been teaching at British American College London since it opened in 1985, offering a range of courses in Religion, early British History and the Classical World and leading field trips to archaeological sites. Her special field of study is the history of Christianity in the Roman Empire, with a developing interest in women's history and Byzantium. She has published two books in New Testament Studies, and numerous articles in journals and reference works. Professor Laws is active in voluntary work in London, in church, charities and education, and has chaired school and college governing bodies.
    Review quote
    'Written by professional researchers, this immensely practical book provides development workers with a more research-oriented point of view, so that they can avoid mistakes in the design of programmes. It will also help them to understand people's needs and respond accordingly' - The Asian Age 'It is a beautiful and comprehensive compilation giving scores of instances that prove the essentiality if carrying out a survey of a particular locality for bringing about a change there' - Rafique Jalal, DAWN
    Table of contents
    PART ONE: MANAGING RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT Introduction Why Use Research in Development Work? How Is Research Used in Development Work? Participatory Research Quality in Research Planning for Effective Research Preparing to Write the Brief Planning for Effective Research What Should Go into the Brief? Who Should Do the Research? Managing Research Learning How to Do Research for Development Work Managing for Impact Promoting Research Findings Evaluating Research for Development Work PART TWO: DOING RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT What Is Already Known? Making the Most of Existing Information Research Ethics Communication with Respondents The Key to Good Research How to Ensure Quality in Data-Gathering Choosing Methods Seven Key Research Techniques Some Packages of Methods for Research for Development Work Talking to the Right People Choosing a Sample Analysis How to Write an Effective Research Report