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Research skills for policy and development [electronic resource] : how to find out fast / edited by Alan Thomas and Giles Mohan.

Contributor(s): Thomas, Alan, 1948- | Mohan, Giles, 1966- | Open University.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 363 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781848604858 (electronic bk.); 1848604858 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Economic development -- Research | Economic development projects -- Evaluation | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Research skills for policy and development.DDC classification: 338.9072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Information needs and policy change / Stephen Potter & Ramaya Subrahmanian -- Boundaries for thinking and action / Chris Blackmore & Ray Ison -- Grabbing attention / Joseph Hanlon -- Communicating results / Joanna Chataway, Avril Joffe & Jill Mordaunt -- Interrogating information through a literature study / Stephanie Barrientos -- Interpreting institutional discourses / Bridget O'Laughlin -- People as informants / Philip Woodhouse -- Investigation as empowerment : using participatory methods / Linda Mayoux & Hazel Johnson -- Doing incorrect research : the importance of the subjective and the personal in researching poverty / Dina Abbott -- Thinking with quantitative data / Chandan Mukherjee & Marc Wuyts -- Using evidence in advocacy / Sue Mayer -- Organizational assessment and institutional footprints / Chris Roche -- Challenging cases / Alan Thomas.
Summary: Unlike a simple �how to' guide, Research Skills for Policy and Development provides a critique of various methods and situates these approaches within �real life' organisational settings, enabling those working in or studying development to locate, evaluate and use relevant information quickly but rigorously. The successor to Finding Out Fast (SAGE, 1998) it reflects the changes in development management theories and practice over the last seven years, and includes new material and advice on critical use of the web as a resource and research tool.
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Published in association with the Open University.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-353) and index.

Information needs and policy change / Stephen Potter & Ramaya Subrahmanian -- Boundaries for thinking and action / Chris Blackmore & Ray Ison -- Grabbing attention / Joseph Hanlon -- Communicating results / Joanna Chataway, Avril Joffe & Jill Mordaunt -- Interrogating information through a literature study / Stephanie Barrientos -- Interpreting institutional discourses / Bridget O'Laughlin -- People as informants / Philip Woodhouse -- Investigation as empowerment : using participatory methods / Linda Mayoux & Hazel Johnson -- Doing incorrect research : the importance of the subjective and the personal in researching poverty / Dina Abbott -- Thinking with quantitative data / Chandan Mukherjee & Marc Wuyts -- Using evidence in advocacy / Sue Mayer -- Organizational assessment and institutional footprints / Chris Roche -- Challenging cases / Alan Thomas.

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Unlike a simple �how to' guide, Research Skills for Policy and Development provides a critique of various methods and situates these approaches within �real life' organisational settings, enabling those working in or studying development to locate, evaluate and use relevant information quickly but rigorously. The successor to Finding Out Fast (SAGE, 1998) it reflects the changes in development management theories and practice over the last seven years, and includes new material and advice on critical use of the web as a resource and research tool.

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