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Participatory research and development for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management: a sourcebook. Volume 1: understanding participatory research and developmentInternational Development Research Centre, 2005This sourcebook promote access to systematised information on field-tested participatory research and development (PR&D) concepts and practices among field practitioners and their organisations.The book includes the following:emphasis on information applicable to research- and development-oriented activities, complementing existing publications/materials that primarily focus on the useDocument
Exploring and understanding gender in education: a qualitative research manual for education practitioners and gender focal pointsUNESCO Bangkok: Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, 2005This manual discusses ways to conduct qualitative research in order to promote gender equality in the classroom, the school, and, by extension, in the wider educational system. It provides the reader with the knowledge and tools to understand gender disparities in education, their causes, and the ways they can be overcome.Document
Ethical approaches to gathering information from children and adolescents in international settings: guidelines and resourcesPopulation Council, USA, 2005In response to a growing need for practical guidance on collecting information from and about young people, this publication aims to provide practical guidance to help programme managers and researchers understand and uphold ethical standards when planning and implementing information gathering activities among children and adolescents.The initial need for such recommendations was identified inDocumentMonitoring and Evaluation NEWS, 2005The most significant change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation that involves the collection of significant change (SC) stories emanating from the field level, and the systematic selection of the most significant of these stories by panels of designated stakeholders or staff.Document
Doing interdisciplinary research on development and the environment: critical reflections on SUM’s experienceCentre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway, 2005This paper presents the experiences which the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) of the University of Oslo has gained from the last 10 years of undertaking interdisciplinary research on development and environment.Lessons learned are:the link from research to policy does not, in practice, proceed according to a linear, rational model, based simply on reliable ‘evidence’ -DocumentJean McNiff's web site, 2002This text aims to provide some general answers to the question, ‘What exactly is action research?’ It offers a practitioner's reflection of what action research is, and how it could contribute to the quality of life through learning.DocumentResearch and Policy in Development, ODI, 2004This handbook presents tools for achieving policy impact, specifically geared towards the needs of researchers. The key points of each tool or technique is described, and links are provided to relevant training materials.DocumentStatistical Services Centre, University of Reading, 2000This paper offers practical guidance for field staff and project managers, in selecting the most appropriate data collection and analysis methods when faced with information objectives and constraints in the data collection and analysis process.DocumentHorizons, 2002Handbook designed to help HIV/AIDS researchers develop and write a detailed operations research proposal.Document
Documentation from the "Working Seminar on Methods for Measuring Women's Empowerment in a Southern African Context",2001Q Web Sweden: a Women's Empowerment Base, 2001The documentation answers the following questions: what methods or tools should NGOs and evaluators use to measure women's empowerment? What are the lessons learned of NGOs in a southern African context on measuring empowerment in rural Zimbabwe and among women micro entrepreneurs in Namibia? What are good indicators of empowerment among women in politics?