What is research and what is the best approach to research for development? What are the different ways in which research is used in development work? This handbook answers these questions with tremendous ease and, in the process, helps to do away with the myth that research is only meant for researchers and not for practitioners and implementers of schemes and projects. It is a comprehensive introduction for undertaking and managing research in development.

The manual has been divided into two parts—Part I provides the conceptual framework, while Part II focuses more on the practical steps of conducting research for development work. It also contains details of various websites, which will assist the reader to be in touch with the latest developments in the field of development research. The presence of activity tables, key-points and checklists make the book very reader-friendly, and will enable development workers to design, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes in a more efficient manner.

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Author(s)Sophie Laws and Caroline Harper and Rachel Marcus
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearMarch 2003