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Rapid assessment process : an introduction

Author: James Beebe
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001.
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Offers an introduction to the RAP group of ethnographic methods and techniques that provide field-based research findings for policymakers and program planners. This title provides guidelines on  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beebe, James.
Rapid assessment process.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)655174951
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Beebe
ISBN: 075910011X 9780759100114 0759100128 9780759100121
OCLC Number: 45871052
Description: xx, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: To RAP or Not to RAP (and the Basic Concepts) --
Student Services at a Community College --
Village in the Western Sudan --
The Need for the Insider's Perspective --
Rapid Assessment Process and Intensive Team Interaction --
Relationship of the Basic Concepts to Research Techniques --
Conditions Where RAP Is Especially Appropriate --
Using RAP for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Midcourse Corrections --
When Survey Research Is Not the Best Option --
The Need for Caution about the Use of RAP --
Data Collection: Triangulation and Getting the Insider's Perspective --
Triangulation --
Triangulation and the Insider's Perspective --
Triangulation and RAP --
Illustrative Research Techniques Associated with Triangulation --
Team Membership --
Team Interviewing --
Team Observing --
Team Collection of Information --
Data Collection to Get the Insider's Perspective --
Qualitative Research --
Ethnography --
Culture --
Emic and Etic --
Indigenous Knowledge --
Variability --
Illustrative Research Techniques Associated with Ethnography --
Semistructured Interviews --
Use of Short Guidelines --
Use of a Tape Recorder --
Use of Interpreters --
Selection of Respondents --
Individuals and Focus Groups --
Structured Interviews --
Comparing and Sorting Objects --
Participant Observation --
Unobtrusive Observations --
Folktales and Other Verbal Lore --
Systems, Soft Systems, and Rich Pictures --
Mapping --
Field Notes and Logs --
Iterative Analysis and Additional Data Collection --
Iteration --
An Example --
Iteration and Ethnography.
Responsibility: James Beebe.
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James Beebe is the master of RAP. In this book he provides the basic explanation and methodological justification for the use of RAP. He draws upon his own rich experience to illustrate its Read more...

 
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