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Conducting International Research and Service Collaborations
Tips, Threats, and Triumphs




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ISBN 9780367627874
August 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Conducting International Research and Service Collaborations: Tips, Threats, and Triumphs provides academic researchers, service professionals, and others with much-needed guidance on how to plan, implement, and manage collaborative international projects. Accessibly written and illustrated throughout with examples and case studies, Robert B. McCall and Christina J. Groark rely on their wide-ranging and decades-long experience of cross-border collaborations. This book outlines how to prepare for and conduct successful cross-border research projects and interventions, how to embrace unique circumstances you may encounter, and how to cope when things go wrong. Each chapter covers a general domain of concerns, advice, and lessons learned in conducting international collaborative projects followed by concrete illustrations that pertain to them. Key topics covered include launching projects and working with stakeholders, travelling and living abroad, cultural considerations, planning and funding, administrative issues, dealing with crises, and successfully implementing and disseminating findings. This comprehensive guide is ideal for researchers and project managers - from large, global organizations to small NGOs, human services, private industry, and other fields embarking on such projects, as well as university students and academics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why This Book? Part I: Getting Started Chapter 2. How Projects Start Chapter 3. Study Some History Chapter 4. Know the Country and Its People Chapter 5. Obtaining Wise Advice Chapter 6. Tips on Traveling Abroad Chapter 7. Living Abroad Part II: Developing and Implementing a Project Chapter 8. Project Planning and Funding Chapter 9. Administrative Issues Chapter 10. Implementation Part III: Issues, Crises, Threats Chapter 11. Unexpected Intervention Collaterals Chapter 12. Train Wreck Coming Chapter 13. The Video Bruhaha Chapter 14. Publication Issues Chapter 15. Project Death Threat Chapter 16. Relationships and Internal Threats Part IV: Conclusions Chapter 17. Benefits of International Collaborations

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Biography

Robert B. McCall, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, and Christina J. Groark, Ph.D., is Associate Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Both are former Co-Directors of the University’s Office of Child Development, an interdisciplinary unit devoted to university-community collaborative research and service demonstration projects. McCall is experienced in infant and child development and program evaluation, and Groark is a specialist in children with disabilities and creating and managing domestic and international intervention programs for vulnerable children.