Searching with a thematic focus on Manuals, Research methods

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    Navigating amidst complexity: a guide to implementing effective research and development to improve livelihoods and the environment

    Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2006
    This guide looks at implementing effective research and development in improving livelihoods and the environment. The guide is mainly for researchers already involved in Natural Resource Management (NRM) but it will also be of interest to implementers of NRM projects, as many of the elements and strategies are common to research and implementation.
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    Practitioners Guide: activity mapping

    MethodFinder, 2008
    Overlaps in service provision and inequalities in coverage often occur in areas where development assistance consists of a vast amount of services with a number of implementing agencies. One way of getting an overview of the services provided and their coverage is through activity mapping.
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    Conducting fieldwork in the Middle East

    Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, 2007
    Conducting research in the Middle East can be hampered by the assumptions and expectations of researchers and participants as well as external factors such as political circumstances and censorship. This report looks at the conclusions of a workshop conducted with researchers from a number of different disciplines in politics, anthropology and culture.
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    Guidelines for preparing concept notes and proposals for research on pro-poor growth and poverty in Tanzania

    Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2007
    Although undergraduates and post-graduates are often given training in research methodology, they are often ill-equipped when it comes to writing funding proposals.These guidelines provide practical advice on writing a concept note and a proposal for analytical research.  General advice includes:
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    Common mistakes and problems in research proposal writing: an assessment of proposals for research grants submitted to Research on Poverty Alleviation REPOA (Tanzania)

    Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2005
    Research methodology courses run by most higher education institutions tend to focus on methodology only, leaving students ill-equipped to write funding proposals. This study describes common mistakes in proposal writing, based on the the findings of a study of a sample of proposals submitted to REPOA. These include:
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    Methodological issues associated with combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding poverty dynamics: evidence from Uganda

    ESRC Global Poverty Research Group, 2007
    This paper draws from ongoing research that aims to genuinely combine qualitative and quantitative (‘Q-Squared’) research methodologies to understand poverty dynamics in Uganda. Using existing nationally representative panel data, the authors use the same sampling frame and extend the panel by visiting the same households - collecting both life histories and further quantitative data.
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    Natural disaster preparedness and education for sustainable development

    Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, 2007
    Education is now recognised as playing an important role in allowing individuals and communities to prepare for disaster. It forms a key element of the Hyogo Framework for Action and is also being addressed through UNESCO’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).
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    Discussions among the poor: exploring poverty dynamics with focus groups in Bangladesh

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007
    A more comprehensive understanding of poverty dynamics is achieved by complementing both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This paper presents findings from focus group discussions undertaken in Bangladesh. Its purpose is two-fold: • to inform subsequent phases of the research by exploring reasons for decline or improvement in participant’s well-being
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    ASEAN and trafficking in persons: using data as a tool to combat trafficking in persons

    International Organization for Migration, 2007
    Recognising the lack of adequate data on trafficking, IOM launched a pilot research project to identify “best practice” in data collection on trafficking, and to prepare a situation report by government agencies in four ASEAN member countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand). This extensive report presents the findings of that research.