Research methods for community change: a project based approach

By: Randy Stoecker

  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • ISBN Number: 9780761928898
  • Publish Date: 2005

Everyone is a member of a community, and every community is continually changing. To successfully manage that change, community members need information. Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities use to solve problems, develop their resources, and protect their identities.

With an engaging, friendly style and numerous real world examples, author Randy Stoecker shows readers how to use a project-based research model in the community. The four features of the model are:

Diagnosing a community condition
Prescribing an intervention for the condition
Implementing the prescription
Evaluating its impact