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Section 1  Overarching issues

  • The ethics of poverty research 
  • Including vulnerable groups in research (children and young people; impairment and disability; HIV/AIDS; older people; conflict)
  • Developing international research partnerships

Section 2  Approaches to research

  • The qualitative-quantitative distinction
  • Participatory approaches
  • Livelihoods approaches
  • Political science-influenced approaches

Section 3  Designing research

  • Types of poverty-oriented research
  • Selecting a unit of analysis

Section 4  Research methods

  • Focus group discussions
  • Interviews
  • Life histories
  • Participatory methods
  • Choosing which methods to use
  • Combining methods and triangulation

Section 5  Analysing data

  • Coding and analysis of focus groups
  • Quantitative analysis 
    • Including, Sample surveys and their analysis; Testing and adjusting for attrition in Household Panel Data; Creating and Interpreting Contour plots using DASP and GNUPLOT

Section 6  Dissemination

Section 7  Impact assessment

Section 8  Resources

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1 Full Methods Toolbox PDF 1057.8 KB
2 Section 1: Overarching issues PDF 193.7 KB
3 Section 2: Approaches to research PDF 495.2 KB
4 - 2.1 Qualitative-quantitative PDF 93.0 KB
5 - 2.2 Participatory approaches PDF 26.3 KB
6 - 2.3 Livelihoods approaches PDF 273.3 KB
7 - 2.4 Political science-influenced PDF 224.8 KB
8 Section 4: Research methods PDF 272.0 KB
9 - 4.1 Focus groups PDF 91.0 KB
10 - 4.2 Interviews PDF 113.7 KB
11 - 4.3 Life histories PDF 57.0 KB
12 - 4.4 Participatory methods PDF 25.4 KB
13 - 4.5 Choosing methods PDF 88.5 KB
14 - 4.6 Combining methods PDF 6.6 KB
15 Section 3: Designing research PDF 42.0 KB
16 Section 5: Analysing data PDF 111.2 KB
17 - 5.1 Focus groups analysis PDF 58.1 KB
18 - 5.2 Quantitative analysis PDF 87.9 KB
19 Section 6: Dissemination PDF 22.7 KB
20 Section 7: Impact assessment PDF 104.9 KB
21 Section 8: Resources PDF 306.4 KB

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