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Description - Methods for Development Work and Research by Britha Helene Mikkelsen

This is the completely revised version of the highly successful textbook first published in 1995. This edition incorporates new lessons learned regarding the merits and pitfalls of development work, including particpatory methods and participatory development in practice. Methods for Development Work and Research: outlines significant trends in international development co-operation with reference to change and continuity; incorporates critical perspectives on participation to allow practitioners to reflect on the theoretical as well as the practical and ethical implications of their work; provides examples of participatory methods in use particularly in macro-policy, budgeting and poverty reduction strategies; provides guidance on how to analyze qualitative data using indicators and IT tools; highlights the gender perspective in development work; elaborates on a rights-based approach to development which is currently replacing the conventional needs-based approach; focuses in greater detail on monitoring and evaluation; elaborates on ethics, methods and development interventions; and addresses the important question of the problems of encountering 'other' cultures. Based on feedback received in response to the first edition and also the author's hands-on experience, this revised version continues to offer valuable and practical guidance combined with critical reflection on methods for development work and research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761933281
ISBN-10: 076193328X
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Britha Helene Mikkelsen

Dr Britha Mikkelsen is a senior social science and research specialist with COWI, Denmark, with wide experience in conceptualizing, conducting and coordinating project and program evaluations and impact studies. She has been in charge of multi-disciplinary evaluation teams in the sectors of health, water-supply and sanitation, poverty reduction and gender equality, education and vocational training, rural infrastructure and telecommunication, and university education and research evaluations. Dr. Mikkelsen takes a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches, community participation, gender analysis, poverty impact assessment, cross-cultural perspectives and ethics. She has worked with a number of multi- and bilateral donor-agencies and nongovernmental organizations in Asia and Africa, and has served on international and Danish research councils. She is a frequent lecturer, course and workshop facilitator.