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Methods in Development Research : Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches - John R. Campbell

Methods in Development Research

Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches

By: John R. Campbell (Editor), Jeremy Holland (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781853395727
Number Of Pages: 304

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Over the past decade there has been an increasingly receptive audience for participatory and qualitative research methods by policy makers, development practitioners and academics working in applied research. At the same time there is an increasing awareness that the value of research can be enhanced through a more systematic combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. While this recent interest has begun to provide useful pointers as to how development research might be improved, it has also given rise to certain problems. This book will draw together lessons about emerging best practice with regard to combining qualitative and quantitative methods and approaches to generate numbers from qualitative/participatory methods and to monitor and evaluate development processes. It will build and expand upon innovation and reflection from practice in developing and developed societies, from within development agencies and academia, government departments and civil society organizations. By drawing on current research in many sectors and countries, the book will situate current development research issues squarely within debates about development policy and social research and it will help begin the process of defining best practice in the use of participatory/ qualitative and quantitative methods, and issues of methodological triangulation which are of considerable interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers. A genuine how to manual which combines best practice and new innovations and presents fascinating material for academics, practitioners and policy makers.

Introduction: John Campbell and Jeremy Holland
Combining Methods and Data: The Practice and the Potential
Applying the Method-data Matrix to Health Service Utilisation in Developing Countries
Some practical sampling procedures for development research
Trade-offs between Management Costs and Research Benefits: Lessons from Forest and Farm Research
Qualitative Data Analysis to Promote Poverty Impact Assessment within Micro-finance Organizations
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence for Project Evaluation: Some Findings from PRODERS experience in Mexico
Sequencing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Evaluating Rural Tourism in So. Africa and the UK
Combining Forest Measurements and Participatory Methods: Cases from Indonesia and Zimbabwe
Quantifying the Qualitative in Development Research: How Far Can We Go?
Quantitative Analysis Approaches to Qualitative Data: Why, When and How?
The Limits to Convergence: Reflections from Participatory Poverty Assessment in Africa and Asia
From Words to Numbers: A Basis for Translating Ethnographic Description
Applying Analytical Sensory Evaluation Techniques to Translate Perception into Numerical Data in Rural Tanzania
Quantifying Social Capital: The use of the Case study review method in Tanzania
The process of combining methods: Democratizing Research, Empowerment and Institutional Change: Quality, Quantity and the Third Way by
Participatory Indicator Development for Sustainable Natural Resource Management: Kalahari, Botswana
Exploring the Temporal Logic Model: A Colombian Case Study Evaluating Assistance to Internally Displaced People
Evaluating Democracy Assistance: The inadequacy of numbers and the promise of participation
Monitoring Social Policy Outcomes in Jamaica
DEEP Impact: Predicting the Distributional Impacts of Macro Policy in Ghana
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ISBN: 9781853395727
ISBN-10: 1853395722
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52