Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction

Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction

By: James Beebe (author)Hardback

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Rapid Assessment Process is the first introduction to the RAP group of ethnographic methods and techniques that provide field-based research findings for policymakers and program planners. Prepared by an international development professional, it provides clear guidelines on producing high quality research in a fraction of the time taken by traditional ethnography.

About Author

James Beebe is Professor in the Doctoral Program in Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He has a Ph.D. in International Development Education, an M.A. in Anthropology, and an M.A. in Food Research (International Agricultural Development). As a practitioner/scholar in qualitative research methodology, Beebe has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in long-term assignments in the Sudan, Philippines, Liberia, and South Africa and short-term assignments in nine other countries. He teaches, researches, and consults on the relationship between leadership and technology.


Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One: To RAP or Not to RAP and the Basic Concepts Chapter Two: Data Collection: Triangulation and Getting the Insider's Perspective Chapter Three: Iterative Analysis and Additional Data Collection Chapter Four: Teamwork: Polish State Farms and the Community College Chapter Five: Trusting RAP Chapter Six: Successful RAP Chapter Seven: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Calls the Tune Chapter Eight: The RAP Family Tree Appendix A. Executive Summary, Community College RAP Appendix B. Executive Summary, Polish State Farms RAP Appendix C. Learning to RAP Appendix D. Glossary of Terms References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780759100114
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780759100114
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 075910011X

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