Qualitative Research for Development: A guide for practitioners

  title={Qualitative Research for Development: A guide for practitioners},
  author={M. Skovdal and F. Cornish},
How do we know whether our development programmes are reducing poverty and empowering the most vulnerable people. [...] Key Result It demystifies qualitative research and builds the skills and confidence of development practitioners to use qualitative methods authoritatively, and to communicate findings to different audiences. The book draws on considerable hands-on experience and incorporates case studies from Save the Children and other international organizations to illustrate 'good practice'.Expand
“They have been neglected for a long time”: a qualitative study on the role and recognition of rural health motivators in the Shiselweni region, Eswatini
Suboptimal organisational structure and support, primarily insufficient training and supervision for activities were factors identified through interviews and observation activities, which highlight the lack of recognition of RHMs and the programme at both community and national levels. Expand
Power to participants: methodological and ethical reflections from a decade of adolescent advisory groups in South Africa
It is suggested that adolescent co-creation of research is feasible, even with very vulnerable adolescents, although ethical considerations need to be carefully addressed, and future studies could benefit from meaningfully involving adolescents through youth advisory groups. Expand
“It's because they care”: understanding pathways to classroom concentration problems among HIV-affected children and youth in Western Kenya
It is argued that care ethics, household poverty and familial HIV are central to understanding the classroom concentration problems of HIV-affected pupils. Expand
The stuff that dreams are made of: HIV‐positive adolescents’ aspirations for development
This article investigates how adolescents conceive of health and social services as interconnected, and how this reflects the multisectoral objectives of the SDGs. Expand
Using theories of practice to understand HIV-positive persons varied engagement with HIV services: a qualitative study in six Sub-Saharan African countries
The application of practice theory to engagement in HIV care, as experienced by HIV service users and providers in six sub-Saharan African countries, highlights the need for a practice-based approach in the delivery of differentiated and patient-centred HIV services. Expand
Voices of torture survivors in Tanzania: A qualitative study.
The findings present informants' exposure to deliberate torture at the hands of public authorities in Tanzania as a dire need for mental and physical health care, but had limited access to such care. Expand
‘Kasi curriculum’: what young men learn and teach about sex in a South African township
ABSTRACT Sex education within the formal bounds of school curricula or clinic consultation is traditionally conceived as age-appropriate and accurate information, delivered by a sanctioned adult suchExpand
Employing Participatory Learning through the Use of Photovoice in Iranian EFL Learning Settings: The Case of Reflective Narratives
Photovoice is a participatory action research method which aims to enable students to create compelling visual representations and identify the local social issues.  This paper attempted toExpand
Community-Based Mapping Methodology for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study of Quarry Road West Informal Settlement, Durban, South Africa
Participatory community-based mapping (PCBM) is a social learning process that develops understanding, knowledge and skills that empower and capacitate vulnerable communities to engage with the stateExpand
‘You need to know in order to help’: how HIV-related stigma obstructs pastoral care in Kenyan primary schools
ABSTRACT In low-resource and high HIV prevalence settings, schools are increasingly called upon as sites of care and support for vulnerable children. It is therefore crucial to understand theExpand


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The central thesis of this book is succinctly expressed (more than once) in this aphorism: ‘Information is KNOWLEDGE, knowledge is POWER, sharing knowledge is EMPOWERMENT’. This rather neatlyExpand
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