Methodology

Methodology

The paper explores participatory evaluation as a viable option for evaluating participatory processes. Participatory evaluation aims to actively engage diverse program stakeholders at various stages and tasks of the evaluation process. Considerable literature has been published on the promises that stakeholder participation in evaluation holds for...
In April 2005, a group of women gathered for a human rights workshop at a Toronto drop-in centre for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, and isolation. One year later, the group sent a representative to address the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This dissertation describes and analyzes the feminist participatory...
The Community Based Participatory Research method is an excellent approach to doing health research as it can potentially benefit the participants, researchers, and community service providers. The significant costs, in terms of time, money, and commitment, need to be considered when wanting to get the most out of the CBPR method.
Abstract Problem— Community-engaged research (CEnR) is a complex, collaborative process that presents many challenges and requires investment of time and commitment by both community and university research partners. Purpose— This paper describes the experience of a group of university and community members developing a set of guidelines for the ethical...
For some sample-based studies of the homeless, it may be relevant to adopt a period perspective, in which analyses focus on the mix of persons who experiences homelessness at least once during some period of time, not just the mix of persons at a point in time. Period perspective presumably can be enhanced by weights that account for the intermittent nature...
Obtaining an unduplicated count of persons receiving homeless services is one of the primarly goals of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) initiative; however, accurately translating client data collected in an HMIS into an unduplicated count is not simple. This paper proposes a method of unduplication that addresses data incompeleteness and...
Geographers using qualitative methods face numerous challenges, including barriers to access to the research setting that emerge through the interactions among the researcher's identity, participants, and the research setting itself. However, few researchers have systematically traced, within a single research setting, 1) how barriers originate, 2) how they...
The difficulties surrounding research on homelessness are numerous and substantial. Using a statewide census of homelessness, this article analyzes and critiques common methodological techniques employed in that study. In addition, using cross-tabulation and loglinear modeling, the relationship between key demographic variables and the cited primary cause...
This methodology manual provides step-by-step guidance to adapting Beyond Shelter's "Housing First" Program, which essentially bypasses completely or limits transitional housing and instead moves homeless families directly to permanent housing with supportive services provided after the move. The manual is targeted to program...
A population is hidden when no sampling frame exists and public acknowledgment of membership in the population is potentially threatening. Accessing such populations is difficult because standard probability sampling methods produce low response rates and responses that lack candor. This article introduces a new variant of chain-referral, respondent-driven...

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