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1st Edition

Methods for Social Analysis in Developing Countries

ISBN 9780367013370
Published April 9, 2020 by Routledge
235 Pages

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Book Description

This book fills the gap between social science methodology books and the realities of conducting social research under Third World conditions. It focuses on social impact assessment methods and cost effective social analyses for development projects and programs in US and Third World countries.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Social Impact Assessment—For Richer and for Poorer -- General Approaches -- Social Analysis in AID and the World Bank -- A New Zealand Issues-Oriented Approach to Social Impact Assessment -- The Development Anthropology Approach -- Basic Methods -- Surveys: Avoiding the Common Problems -- Demography of the Project Population -- Informant Interviewing in International Social Impact Assessment -- Special Approaches and Methods -- A Bayesian Perspective on Social Impact Assessment Data Collection -- Rapid Rural Appraisal: Social Science as Investigative Journalism -- Donor Agency Experience with the Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects -- Closing the Loops: Workshop Approaches to Evaluating Development Projects -- An Application -- Tropical Deforestation and the Threat to Biodiversity: New Directions in Social Assessment

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