DOING DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
15 MAR 2006
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.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION The Raison d'etre of Doing Development Research PART TWO: STRATEGIC ISSUES IN PLANNING SOUND RESEARCH Doing Fieldwork in Developing Countries - Tony Binns Planning and Logistics Ethical Practices in Doing Development Research - Lynne Brydon Working in Different Cultures - Caesar R A Apentiik and Jane L Parpart Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Identity Women, Men and Fieldwork - Janet Henshall Momsen Gender Relations and Power Structures Working with Children in Development - Lorraine van Blerk Collecting Sensitive and Contentious Information - Margaret E Harrison Dealing with Conflicts and Emergency Situations - Morten Boas, Kathleen M Jennings and Timothy M Shaw Working with Partners - Bill Gould Educational Institutions Working with Partners - Mansoor Ali and Andrew Cotton Government Ministries Working with Partners - Claire Mercer NGOs and CBOs Doing Development Studies 'At Home' - Tim Unwin PART THREE: INFORMATION AND DATA COLLECTION METHODS METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH AND ASSOCIATED FORMS OF ANALYSIS Quantitative, Qualitative or Participatory - Linda Mayoux Which Method, for What and When? Field Surveys and Inventories - David Barker Interviewing - Katie Willis Focus Groups - Sally Lloyd-Evans Your Questions Answered: Conducting Questionnnaire Surveys - David Simon Lost in Translation? The Use of Interpreters in Fieldwork - Janet Bujra Ethnographic and Participant Observation - Jan Kees van Donge Participatory Methods and Approaches - Harriot Beazley and Judith Ennew Tackling the Two Tyrannies Diaries and Case Studies - JoAnn McGregor USING EXISTING KNOWLEDGE AND RECORDS Literature Reviews and Bibliographic Searches - Paula Meth and Glyn Williams Using the Indigenous Local Knowledge and Literature - Cathy McIlwaine Using Images, Films and Photography - Cheryl McEwan Using Archives - Michael Jennings Remote Sensing, GIS and Ground Truthing - Denis Conway and Shanon Donnelly The Importance of Census and Other Secondary Data in Development Studies - Allan M Findlay Using the World Wide Web for Development Research - Emma Mawdsley Data from International Agencies - Jonathan Rigg DISSEMINATING FINDINGS/RESEARCH Writing an Effective Research Report or Dissertation - Steve Morse How is Research Communicated Professionally? - Sally Gainsbury and Cheryl Brown