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Perfect for both students and practitioners, this book offers a comprehensive guide to commissioning, managing and undertaking research in development work. It serves both as a practical reference manual and an indispensable learning tool. Divided into three parts, the book covers the uses and planning of research, the selection of research methods and the analysis and presentation of research findings. Together these three parts provide a complete overview of the entire research process spanning: @!the uses, planning and management of research @!how to review existing evidence @!learning development research skills @!choosing research methods and data collection @!undertaking ethical research @!research analysis and writing an effective research report @!promoting research uptake and assessing research @!monitoring and evaluation This fully revised and updated second edition includes new sections on using the internet and writing a literature. Its highly accessible content is supported by a wide variety of international case studies, checklists of key points, learning exercises, helpful references to further reading, engaging illustrations and a detailed glossary of terms. Drawing on considerable hands-on experience, Research for Development is an ideal practical companion for students of development studies and public policy, as well as practitioners in the field.