From DemotechResearch

Design: GuidelinesForPreparation

Handbook for Research Projects

– for internal use by Demotech and the Student Workforce only –


CHAPTER I – PREPARATION

Organizational points to be taken into consideration when going abroad:

Medicine

Visa & documents

Partner organization

Orientation & getting around

Security

Money

Local specifics

Planning

What to pack

Useful background information about the country (e.g. to better understand certain problems or customs):

Suggestions for your travel first-aid kit: (BBC recommendations)


CHAPTER II – RESEARCH ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC

Searching for a topic – steps:

first contact: don’t flood them with information, explain yourself in not more than half a page – more detailed information can be provided *if the organization is indeed interested in cooperating with you

Collecting data

Making a claim and supporting it

Drafting a report


CHAPTER III – FIELD RESEARCH

Selecting locations

Meeting the locals

Conducting interviews

Collecting data


CHAPTER IV – HAND ON WORK IN THE DEMOTECH WAY
To the outline below more considerations will be added (Reinder)

Preparing before traveling

Introduction to the counterpart NGO

Checking the actual field conditions

Trying it out together

Repeating making it

Discussing the results technical

Discussing what expectations rise from the results

Describing the results, materials, measures, performance, ...

Documenting the results, sketches, photo's, video


CHAPTER V – EVALUATION
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