Development Fieldwork: A Practical Guide

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Development Fieldwork: A Practical Guide

ISBN : 9781446254776
Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
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Edition : 2nd edition
Overview Development Fieldwork provides an invaluable step-by-step guide to undertaking development fieldwork in both the developing world and in western contexts. Building on the success of the first edition, this book takes you through all the key stages in development research and covers: * Methodology; from designing your development research, to the benefits and pitfalls of quantitative and qualitative methods. * A whole new chapter on research using archival, textual and virtual data, with particular emphasis on how to use the internet. * Preparation for the field; from practical issues such as funding and permission, to personal issues such as motivation and attitudes. * In the field; tackling issues such as culture shock, ethical considerations and working with marginalised, vulnerable or privileged groups, including government departments, NGOs and corporations. * Leaving the field; reflecting on the practical and emotional implications of leaving the field, along with a discussion on how to write up your findings Sensitive, engaging and accessible in tone, the text is rich in learning features; from boxed examples to bullet-pointed summaries and questions for reflection. Development Fieldwork is the perfect companion for students engaged in research across development studies, geography or public policy.

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