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[P. V, CONTENTS] Contents Acknowledgments 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 Resources 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 Conclusion Resources 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 Conclusion Resources 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 Conclusion Resources 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 Conclusion Resources 6. Implementing: When Research Is the Project Making Who-ville Heard Research as Action Community Research Target Research Loose Gravel Conclusion Resources 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 Conclusion Resources 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 Index About the Author
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Community development -- Research.