Finding Out Fast
Investigative Skills for Policy and Development
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Finding Out Fast by Alan Thomas
Book DescriptionFinding Out Fast provides readers with key skills and approaches for research designed to inform policies, particularly on development. Recognizing that policy decisions are typically made under pressure of time and on the basis of incomplete data or with limited resources with which to obtain information, the authors provide guidance on how to locate, evaluate and use relevant information, fast. They explain and critically review a variety of research methods for 'finding out fast', in the belief that these methods can still be rigorous. Finding Out Fast will assist readers to become competent investigators, to understand how to use research more effectively and how to commission and critically evaluate research done by others. This book is essential reading for development managers in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and public sector agencies and students of development management and development studies more generally. However, the ideas and approaches will also appeal to anyone involved in policy making and research with developmental goals.It is a course text for two courses in the Open University Global Programme in Development Management: Capacities for Managing Development (TU870) and the Development Management Project (TU874).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761958376
(244mm x 170mm x 20mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Acts as a guide to conducting investigations under time- and resource-pressured conditions, equipping readers with the key skills and approaches for research designed to influence or inform development policies. This book also provides a critique of various methods and situates these approaches within 'real life' organisational settings.
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