Methods for Development Work and Research

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This book is a guide to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods for research and practice. It examines the concept of participation and ethical considerations in fieldwork, and stresses methodological pluralism and dialogue in development planning. The main part of the book is devoted to participatory methods. It discusses techniques such as ranking and scoring, mapping and diagrams, and the use of indicators, focus groups and semi- structured interviews in poverty and gender analysis. Participatory monitoring and evaluation and sustainability analysis are also discussed.

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Intended as a practical resource for development planners, practitioners and researchers; also for those involved in training field staff of development organisations
296 p.
Sage Publications, New Delhi and London
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Sage Publications, New Delhi and London

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
A : Participatory Approaches : Participatory research 892