Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities can use to solve problems, develop their resources, protect their identities, and build power. With an engaging writing style and numerous real world examples, Randy Stoecker shows how to use a project-based research model in the community to: diagnose a community condition; prescribe an intervention for the condition; implement the prescription; and evaluate its impact. At every stage of this model there are research tasks, from needs and assets assessments to process and outcome studies. Readers also learn the importance of involving community members at every stage of the project and in every aspect of the research, making the research part of the community-building process.It is more like the tennis coach model, providing early feedback to inform project adjustments before problems show up in ... And if you use an intensive research design of in-depth interviews with former smokers, you can find out both whether the ... A few years after my wife had purchased a Ford Focus (remember we are just a poor-professor family), Ford invited her ... of the problems of outcome evaluation comes from the famous Hawthorne studies, conducted at the Western Electricanbsp;...
|Title||:||Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 2012-02-09|