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The Field Research Survival Guide (Paperback)
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The Field Research Survival Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 30/04/2009
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This collection of field research narratives from veteran social and behavioral science researchers acknowledges the unpredictability of managing a project and candidly illustrates real-world problems and solutions. Unlike standard research methods texts, each chapter in this book has practical import for the researcher, ties together extant literature, and illustrates the issues with concrete examples from the authors' own experience. Chapters cover scenarios such as creating an interdisciplinary research team, hiring and training research staff and interviewers, developing the instrument, preparing data for analysis, navigating the IRB and ethical dilemmas, maintaining cultural sensitivity, evaluating the intervention, and disseminating results. Doctoral students, junior faculty, and research assistants will appreciate this insider's look at the reality of conducting a research project. Designed to supplement traditional textbooks on research methods, The Field Research Survival Guide will be an ideal addition to doctoral courses in departments of social work, psychology, psychiatry, and public health, and an indispensible field guide for those managing a research project. - An insider's guide to managing the reality of conducting a research project - Filled with straightforward advice from seasoned researchers - Chapter outlines summarize and map each scenario for quick reference - Addresses real-world research dilemmas candidly and knowledgeably

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195325522
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 18 mm


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Totally unique and collegial in style; reading it makes even a veteran researcher reflect upon and acknowledge anew the myriad demands of field research. And for young social scientists, the chapters' thoughtful advice comes across just as would that of a sage mentor. * Felton Earls, M.D., Professor of Human Behavior and Development, Harvard School of Public Health, and Professor of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School *
This much-needed volume provides the oil for the machinery of field research, filling in the gaps of knowledge where research procedures have become second nature and difficult to explain even for a good mentor, so beginners remain in the dark. I will not only recommend it for my students, but will also refer to it myself as a good reminder for important basic concepts and strategies in the messy world of field research. * Lisa Dixon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine *
This much-needed volume provides the oil for the machinery of field research, filling in the gaps of knowledge where research procedures have become second nature and difficult to explain even for a good mentor, so beginners remain in the dark. I will not only recommend it for my students, but will also refer to it myself as a good reminder for important basic concepts and strategies in the messy world of field research. * Lisa Dixon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine *
An excellent methodological compass for researchers. This book includes all the offerings in field research methods, from soup to nuts. Dr. Stiffman and her collaborators provide a very valuable and enjoyable insider's perspective into the intricacies and joys of conducting field research. * Flavio F. Marsiglia, Ph.D., Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity & Health, Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, School of Social Work, Arizona State University *

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