Methodology

Methodology

Using findings from a federally mandated statewide study of homelessness in the state of Iowa, this article presents methodologies developed to address various aspects of homeless research, including enumeration of the population, screening for reporting duplications, estimating the annual number of incidents of homelessness, and exploring county-level...
The Inclusion Research Handbook introduces this innovative community-based research method and provides a how-to guide on conducting Inclusion Research, including a comprehensive Inclusion Researcher Training Program manual.
There is a growing body of evidence that where you live is important to your health. Despite numerous previous studies investigating the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation (and structure) and residents' health, the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. Relatively few investigations have relied on direct observation of...
In post-secondary curricula, the introduction of research paradigms that emphasize community inclusion and social action is increasingly valued by scholars. However, there is only a modest amount of scholarship regarding how the delivery of such material should be structured, or the challenges and/or successes with various course models. In this article the...
In this article, the authors present a statistically efficient, cost-effective way of collecting a probability sample in the presence of certain field burden constraints: restrictions on the maximum number of participants that can be sampled within a given institution and a small population size relative to the sample size dictated by the study aims. The...
Researchers studying hidden populations -- including injection drug users, men who have sex with men, & the homeless -- find that standard probability sampling methods are either inapplicable or prohibitively costly because their subjects lack a sampling frame, have privacy concerns, & constitute a small part of the general population. Therefore,...
The purpose of the “Tips & Traps” presentation is to demonstrate: homelessness research & Toronto’s shelter data; how research helps address homelessness; and the “demography” of homelessness. The goal is to provide a “TIPS & TRAPS” guide for others exploring the use of shelter data for similar purposes.
Collecting quality information in any type of social research is a challenging task; it is especially challenging when collecting data on people experiencing homelessness. Faced with daily tasks such as looking for food, seeking shelter and income, or caring for their children, providing information to be entered into a homeless management information...
This Research Highlight focuses on the methodology used in the creation of a panhandling typology (various panhandling techniques) that was used to gather data in field observations, then mapped within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework. This data was used to supplement the other two major components of the research study: interviews with...
The research and evidence presented in this report aims to identify current methodologies and practices in different European countries that measure the extent and nature of homelessness. The research was undertaken in the context of the EU social inclusion and other strategies, and the development of National Action Plans and commonly agreed and defined...

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