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Research for Development

2nd Edition

A Practical Guide

Sophie Laws; Caroline Harper; Nicola Jones; Rachel Marcus
eISBN-13: 9781446289709

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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.

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ISBNs 9781446252376, 9781446252376, 9781446252376, 9781446252369, 9781446252369, 9781446289709, 9781446275610, 1446289702
Language English
Number of Pages 440
Edition 2nd