Participatory Research Methodologies: Development and Post Disaster/Conflict Reconstruction

Alpaslan Ozerdem, Rich Bowd

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    articipatory research methodologies have been used since the 1970s as a tool to garner accurate information about communities in which development practitioners operate. Their usefulness as a collection of research techniques has been evident in academic disciplines such as politics, sociology, anthropology and economics, among others. This informative text assesses the use of participatory methods as a research tool in the contexts of development and reconstruction after conflict and disasters by identifying cross-cutting themes and establishing a comparative lessons-learned framework that can help inform future uses of them, both for practitioners and researchers. More importantly, rather than adopting a prescriptive perspective, this book provides a critical analysis of such methodologies. Specifically, the reader will benefit from the collation of the experiences of those who utilize participatory research methods in different countries and contexts, and from different academic and practitioner perspectives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages298
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315599519
    ISBN (Print)9780754677352
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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