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.
Working with Partners: NGOs and CBOs
Working with Partners: NGOs and CBOs[Page 94]
- Researching NGOs
- Theory and research questions
- Methods, ethics and politics
- Advantages of working with NGOs
- Problems of working with NGOs
- Doing non-NGO research
- A practical guide to working with NGOs
Across the South, the growth of nongovernental organizations (NGOs) accelerated in the 1980s, propelling them to the forefront of development praxis. According to the World Bank, the number of ...