American Behavioural Scientist

Development and Change

Development in Practice

Field Methods

Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Human Organization

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Oral History Review

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Journal of the Oral History Society

Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Geographer

Qualitative Health Research

Qualitative Inquiry

Qualitative Research

Social Science and Medicine

World Development


Links to Qualitative Sites on the Web

Research Methods Resources on the WWW (This is an extremely useful site. Loads of information from a diversity of sources).

Qualitative Tools for Multimethod Research (provides references to literature on a variety of methodological techniques).

Social Research Update (a usefule on-line newsletter that addresses specific research methods)

Social Science Information Gateway - Qualitative Methods

Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research

A Brief Guide to Questionnaire Development

Using Structured Interview Techniques

Designing Evaluations

Text Analysis

Oral History

Chronic Poverty Research Centre Toolbox

Stakeholder Analysis and Natural Resource Management

A Manual for the Use of Focus Groups

Focus Groups: A How-Not-To Guide

Stakeholder Analysis

Impact Assessment Resources (including: Participatory value chains analysis, Project Management Cycle, Stakeholder Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Participatory Methods, Sampling, Common Methods in Impact Assessment, Social Accounting, Selecting indicators, etc.)

IDS Participation Resource Centre

Qualitative and Quantitative Poverty Appraisal: Commentaries, Tensions and the Way Forward, Contributions to a Workshop held at Cornell University, March15016, 2001

Ethnography: Some Practicalities of Ethnographic Analysis.

Participation in Biological Monitoring: Guidelines for Scientists and Managers


Research Instrument Examples

id21: Communication Development Research (development research reporting service)

World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study (Questionnaires and data sets)

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Indicator Guides (provide the technical basis for the indicators and recommended methods for collecting, analyzing and reporting on the indicators.)


Research Ethics

Investigating Research Integrity: Proceedings of the First ORI Research Conference on Research Integrity November 2000

Fair Benefits For Research in Developing Countries

Reflections and recommendations on research ethics in developing countries Social Science and Medicine Volume: 54, Issue: 7, April, 2002, pp. 1131-1141 Benatar, S.R.


University of Toronto Field Research Policies and Assistance

University Of Toronto's Policy for Safety in Field Research (1988)

University of Toronto Policy for Safety in Field Research (2000)

Safety Abroad



General International Resources

The Virtual Library


Research and Writing

Beginners Guide to the Research Proposal

The Research Process

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation (geared twoard graduate students but helpful tips for undergrads)

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

Pinakes: A Subject Launchpad (see the Development Studies link under GE Source)

Proposal Writing & Research Development