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.
Dealing with Conflicts and Emergency Situations
Dealing with Conflicts and Emergency Situations[Page 70]
- How can development research be made conflict-sensitive?
- Understanding conflict situations and economies
- Developing a human security agenda for conflict zones
- The coping strategy approach
- Ethics for development research and work in conflict and emergency situations
The post-Cold War world continues to experience a multitude of conflicts. These ‘new’ conflicts — a misleading label, as most have either been ongoing ...