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Rapid Assessment Process:  An Introduction
by James Beebe
ISBN 0-7591-0012-8  paper $26.95
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Power Point Presentation on RAP.  RAP Power Point Introduction

Using Rapid Assessment Process (RAP) to Teach Qualitative Research to Graduate Students in Professional Programs such as Education, Nursing, and Leadership Studies.  Draft of paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 8, 2002, Atlanta GA (in MSWord format). UsingRAP022302a.doc  Links to syllabi of courses.  http://www.gonzaga.edu/rap/syllabi.html

Power Point Presentation of Using RAP to Teach Qualitative Research http://www.gonzaga.edu/rap/UsingRAPpp/SfAApresentation.html

TEXT version of 1995 article Basic Concepts and Techniques of Rapid Appraisal (.rtf format)

The Participation Group is a group of  people at the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, UK, working in support of participatory approaches to development.

RARarchives  http://www.RARarchives.org This site is run by researchers from the Centre for Research on Drugs and
Health Behaviour, Imperial College and aims to provide general information and resources on rapid assessment. An emphasis is given to assessments which aim to prevent HIV and other infectious diseases among drug injectors and users.
 The site includes: key papers, practical guidelines and manuals, and training resources and slides.

Websites referenced in the text:

The American Anthropological Associationís Anthropology Resources on the Internet <http://www.ameranthassn.org/resinet.htm> <http://www.aaanet.org/resinet.htm> 11/03/01 (I-8)

The full text of the Scrimshaw and Gleason book (as well as several other publications on rapid research methods) is available on-line at <http://www.unu.edu/unupress/food/foodnutrition.html> (1-19)

Ethnography and the Internet. Lists databases, free and commercial software, and practical reference pages. <http://www.stanford.edu/~davidf/ethnography.html> (2-53)

Discussions of qualitative research including rapid research methods can be found on several web pages.

Society for Applied Anthropology, <http://www.sfaa.net>

PRA discussion list based at University of Guelph, <http://www.rcpla.org/links.htm#PRA>02/07/2001

PARnet at Cornell University, <http://www.parnet.org>

Links to Participatory Learning and Action resources, <http://www.rcpla.org/links.htm>02/07/2001

Participation Group at IDS, <http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip> (6-17)

Materials on participation are available from the Institute of Development Studies (1996) and at their web site <http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/research/index.html>02/07/2001

Other web sites dealing with participation include the

The University of Hohenheim's WWW-links on Participatory Research <http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~i430a/links/pr-links.htm>02/07/2001

USAID (2000) Internet Guide for Participation <http://www.usaid.gov/about/part_devel/docs/webguide.html>02/07/2001

Community Economic Development Centre at Simon Fraser Universityís (Smith, 1999) Annotated Bibliography: Readings in Research Methods in Community Economic Development section on Participatory Action Research

The Appreciative Inquiry Resource List (Dole & Cooperrider, 2000) <http://www.serve.com/taos/appreciative.html> identifies more than 75 publications focusing on Appreciative Inquiry. <http://www.taosinstitute.net/appreciative/resourcelist.html 07/28/03

Appreciative Inquiry Commons website<http://ai.cwru.edu>  NEW  07/28/03

The full texts of Scrimshaw and Gleason (1992), Gittelsohn (1998), Herman and Bentley (1993) and numerous other putlbications about reapid research methods in the health and nutrition field are avilable on-line and free through the United Nations University <http://www.unu.edu/unupress/food/foodnutrition.html>.

The full text of Rhodes and Stimson (1998) and several other publications relating to substance abuse are available in several languages, on-line, and free through the World Health Organization <http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/pages/docs.html>.(8-12)


CASL (Community Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods). (1999). Participatory research for sustainable livelihoods: A guide for field projects on adaptive strategies: Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). Retrieved 2000, July 6 from the World Wide Web: <http://iisd1.iisd.ca/casl/CASLGuide/PRA.htm>

Chambers, R. (1996). Introduction to participatory approaches and methodologies. Retrieved 1999, June 15 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/intro/introind.html>original article no longer on-line, see <http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/research/pra/rcwkshpjun99.pdf>02/07/2001

Dole, D., & Cooperrider, D. (2000). The appreciative inquiry resource list. Retrieved 2000, August 15 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.serve.com/taos/appreciative.html> Identified as the Taos Institute AI Resource List <http://www.taosinstitute.net/appreciative/resourcelist.html>   07/28/03

Fetterman, D. M. (2000). Ethnography and the Internet. Retrieved 2000, August 15 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.stanford.edu/~davidf/ethnography.html>

Ginsburg, R. N., Kramer, P., Lang, J., Sale, P., & Steneck, R. (1998). Revised rapid assessment protocol (RAP). Retrieved 1999, June 6 from the World Wide Web: <http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/agra/rap-revised.html>original article no longer available on-line, see The AGRRA Rapid Assessment Protocol <http://www.coral.noaa.gov/agra/method/methodhome.htm>

Hammond, S., & Hall, J. (1998). Thin Book Publishing Co.: What is appreciative inquiry? Retrieved 1999, July 6 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.thinbook.com/thinbook/chap1fromle.html>

Henderson, L. (1995). Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse, advance report. Retrieved 2000, January 12 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.cdmgroup.com/cewg/docs/695-Chic/Docs/sum95adv.html> <http://www.drugabuse.gov/PDF/CEWG/Vol1_1201.pdf> 07/28/03

Market Navigation. (2000). How to get beneath the surface in focus groups. Retrieved 2000, July 2 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.mnav.com/bensurf.htm>02/07/2001

NOAA's Damage Assessment and Restoration Staff. (1997). Rapid Assessment Program. Retrieved 2000, July 6 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.darp.noaa.gov/darporg/rap.htm>02/07/2001

Overseas Development Administration. (1995). Guidance note on how to do stakeholder analysis of AID projects and programmes. Retrieved 2000, June 30 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.oneworld.org/euforic/gb/stake1.htm>02/07/2001

Smith, R. (Complier). (1999). Annotated bibliography: Readings in research methods in community economic development. Retrieved 2000, July 30 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.sfu.ca/cedc/forestcomm/fcbackfile/pprworking/ABsmith.htm>02/07/2001

South Florida Water Management District. (1997). Wetland Rapid Assessment Program. Retrieved 2000, July 6 from the World Wide Web: <http://glacier.sfwmd.gov:80/org/reg/nrm/wrap99.htm> <http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/reg/nrm/wrap99.htm>07/28/03

United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (2000). Internet guide for participation. Retrieved 2000, July 30 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.usaid.gov/about/part_devel/docs/webguide.html>02/07/2001

Van der Stichele, P. (1998). A new approach for research and the design of communication for development strategies and programmes. Retrieved 1999, June 17 from the World Wide Web: <http://www.fao.org/sd/CDdirect/CDan0015.htm>

Other links

David L. Morgan, Tape Recording Focus Groups

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James Beebe
Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University

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