Table of contents for Research methods for community change : a project-based approach / Randy Stoecker.

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1. But I Don?t Do Research
?But I Don?t Do Research?
?So What Is Research??
?Okay, So I Do Research Already. Why Do I Need to Learn About It??
?I?m Already Running Full-Out Managing Our Programs. How Can I Do More Research Too??
?I?m Still Not Convinced. But Just In Case, Where Do I Start??
?So Where Do I and My Community Fit In??
Conclusion and Coming Attractions
The Goose Story
2. The Goose Approach to Research
Introduction: Have You Ever Felt Like an Interloper?
Participatory Approaches to Research
A Participatory Approach to Project-Based Research
Building Participatory Relationships: The Researcher Side
Building Participatory Relationships: The Community Side
Loose Gravel
3. Head and Hand Together: A Project-Based Research Model
Introduction: The Head and Hand Split
From Head and Hand to Research and Action
Of Programs and Projects
The Project Model: Diagnose, Prescribe, Implement, Evaluate
The Project Model and Participatory Flexibility
Where Are You In the Project Cycle?
Loose Gravel
4. Diagnosing
Introduction: How to Survive on a Deserted Island
The Impetus for Diagnosis
Structures for a Diagnostic Process: The Core Group
Strategies for a Diagnostic Process: Problems and Opportunities
The Problems Approach: Needs Assessment
The Opportunities Approach: Asset Mapping
Of Needs and Resources
Loose Gravel
5. Prescribing: Researching Options
Introduction: Which Way Should You Go From Here?
Inward-Looking Versus Outward-Looking Social Change: Services and Policies
A Planning Approach
The Special Case of Policy Prescriptions
Loose Gravel
6. Implementing: When Research Is the Project
Making Who-ville Heard
Research as Action
Community Research
Target Research
Loose Gravel
7. Evaluation
Back to the Future, or Messing With the Space-Time Continuum
Choices in Evaluation
Participatory Evaluation From the Beginning
Participatory Evaluation as an Integrated Process
Loose Gravel
8. Beyond Information: Research as an Organizational Lifestyle
The Montessori, Goose Approach, Popular Education, Tennis Coach Model of Project-Based Research
The Project-Based Research Cycle Revisited
Role Models for Research as a Daily Practice
Behind the Fun: Information Management and Information Technology
Loose Gravel: Information Myths and Monsters
In Conclusion
Appendix A: Strategic Planning
Appendix B: Research Ethics
Appendix C: Writing Proposals
Appendix D: Data Resources
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Community development -- Research.