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Development Fieldwork A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 1446254771
ISBN-13: 9781446254776
Edition: 2nd 2014
Authors: Regina Scheyvens
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Description: Development Fieldwork provides an invaluable 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 2/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Development Fieldwork provides an invaluable 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 new chapter on research using archival, textual and virtual data, with particular emphasis on how to use the internet wisely and ethically 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.

Regina Scheyvens heads the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University, New Zealand. She combines a passion for teaching about international development with research on tourism and development. She has a particular interest in sustainable development options for people living in small island states. In addition to Development Fieldwork, Regina has published books on Tourism and Poverty (2010) and Tourism for Development: Empowering Communities (2002), along with articles on topics such as backpacker tourism, ecotourism, sustainable tourism and empowerment.

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