Seeing for Yourself

Seeing for Yourself

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This handbook provides information to help the policymaker or educator understand the research process in order to study problems and opportunities associated with the education of girls in Africa. In Africa, girls account for only 57% of the school-age population. They are more likely to drop out of school and to score lower on the examinations that determine their enrollment at postprimary levels. Research into the education of girls has the potential to improve their opportunities, and to raise the educational level of society in African countries. The purpose of research is outlined, and steps in planning a research project are defined. The discussion of the planning phase includes a discussion of sampling and sample size selection. Part III of this manual reviews the basic tools of the social science researcher. Literature reviews, techniques such as surveys and interviews, and qualitative research are described. A final section considers working with research findings and using the results. Appendixes present a sample research outline, an example data grid, and a list of some research instruments commonly used in the study of education of girls. Suggested readings are listed with each chapter. (Contains 36 figures, 50 tables, 33 illustrative boxes, and 104 references.) (SLD)A preliminary visit to the site can be very helpful if there are outsiders on the team . ... matrices, mapping, card sorts, well-being rankings, interviews, observations, seasonal diagrams, Venn diagrams, questionnaires, pairwise rankings, resource anbsp;...

Title:Seeing for Yourself
Author:Eileen Kane
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 1995


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