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Doing development research

Edited By: Vandana Desai & Robert B Potter Publication: Sage in association with Vistaar Publications ISBN: 81-7829-719-1 Price: Rs 480 Pages: 324

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 19:46 IST
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Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research methods making it essential A to Z of development research.

The book offers a thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries by bringing together authors with extensive experience of development research, with each presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies.

The book features:

The Editors

Vandana Desai is Senior Lecturer in Development Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Robert B Potter
is Professor of Human Geography, university of Reading.

• An account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work.

• An explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research.

• A systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: Methods of social research and associated forms of analysis; using existing knowledge and records; and disseminating findings/research.

Using clear and uncomplicated language, and illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout, the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences.