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Case Story suggested guidelines

We need: some short welcome messages from champions for the Swahili Karibu page and for the beginning of the page on each process – to make things welcoming and human to visitors Photos: general environment and context, crops, richest and poorest houses, markets people with their house and economic activities – particularly anything unusual. Or extremely […]

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Quantitative methods

Advocacy campaigns often require justification through ‘rigorous’ quantitative information on large numbers of people. Quantitative methods as they are commonly conceived derive from experimental and statistical methods in natural science. The main concern is with rigorous objective measurement in order to determine the truth or falsehood of particular pre-determined hypotheses. the main focus is on […]

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Qualitative Methods

Qualitative methods have their origins in the humanities: sociology, anthropology, geography and history. They aim to obtain a holistic understanding of complex realities and processes where questions and hypotheses emerge cumulatively as the investigation progresses. Qualitative methods: typically focus on compiling a selection of microlevel Case Studies using a combination of informal interviews, participant observation […]

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Participatory Methods

For more discussion of using participatory methods as the basis for advocacy and other research see: Reversing the Paradigm: Quantification and Participatory Methods Evaluation Evaluation and Impact Research For Rights-based Development Between Tyranny and Utopia: Participatory Evaluation for Pro-Poor Development  Participatory methods have their origins in development activism: NGOs and social movements. The main aim […]