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Methods in Development Research


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General introduction Context and challenges for combining methods in development research 1 Part I: Combining forces with qualitative and quantitative research 19 Introduction: Bridges and fences for combined methods 21 1 Little white pebbles: getting the research questions right and getting the right data 27 MIKE JENNINGS 2 Some practical sampling procedures for development research 37 IAN WILSON 3 Impact assessment of microfinance: protocol for collection and analysis of qualitative data 53 JAMES COPESTAKE, SUSAN JOHNSON and KATIE WRIGHT-REVOLLEDO 4 What determines successful sustainable development projects? Some evidence from the PRODERS experience in Mexico 71 GIL YARON, JUTTA BLAUERT and ALEJANDRO GUEVARA 5 Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation-related rural tourism development research 85 JENNIFER BRIEDENHANN and EUGENIA WICKENS Part II: Quantifying the qualitative in development research 93 Introduction: Reflections on quantification 95 6 Quantitative analysis approaches to qualitative data: why, when and how? 97 SAVITRI ABEYASEKERA 7 What do you sense? Applying analytical sensory evaluation techniques to research on development issues 107 QUIRIEN VAN OIRSCHOT and KEITH TOMLINS 8 Strong fences make good neighbours: survey and participatory appraisal methods in poverty assessment and poverty reduction strategy monitoring 119 SIMON APPLETON and DAVID BOOTH Part III: The process of combination: democratizing research, empowerment and institutional change 136 Introduction: Combined research as process 139 9 Quality, quantity and the third way 141 NIGEL GILBERT 10 The peer ethnographic method for health research: methodological and theoretical reflections 149 NEIL PRICE and KIRSTAN HAWKINS 11 Participatory indicator development for sustainable natural resource management 163 ANDREW DOUGILL and MARK REED 12 Exploring the temporal logic model: a Colombian case study evaluating assistance to internally displaced people 177 ANDREA LAMPIS 13 Trade-offs between management costs and research benefits: lessons from the forest and the farm 191 KATHRIN SCHRECKENBERG, ADRIAN BARRANCE, ANN DEGRANDE, JAMIE GORDON, ROGER LEAKEY, ELAINE MARSHALL, ADRIAN NEWTON and ZAC TCHOUNDJEU 14 Evaluating democracy assistance: the inadequacy of numbers and the promise of participation 205 GORDON CRAWFORD 15 Monitoring social policy outcomes in Jamaica: combined methods, democratic research and institutional change 219 JEREMY HOLLAND, STEADMAN NOBLE, ANDY NORTON and KEN SIGRIST 16 From development research to policy change: methodological learning from a research capacity-building project 227 TANJA BASTIA, ELEANOR FISHER, JEREMY HOLLAND and DUNCAN HOLTOM Glossary 239 List of contributors 245 Endnotes 251 References 267 Index 285

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Jeremy Holland is Lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Wales Swansea. Dr John R Campbell is Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Development of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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