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Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Purvi Dass - Thursday, 11 September 2014, 7:06 AM

Dear friends,

Some of you have responded to Unit 3 questions, Thanks for the same. I am waiting for others’ responses too.

I welcome you in Unit 4. Though the Unit was open and you might have glanced through it, but for learning purposes I shall move on to this Unit now on.

 Much of your queries/dilemmas on how to conduct research will be resolved as we start this unit. This unit introduces you the concepts and issues in participatory methods. You will also understand several traditions that have contributed to the convergence in participatory methods. You will examine various participatory methods and advantages and challenges of participatory method.

Please read the unit carefully and reflect on following questions:

• How does the context help in determining which technique(s) to use?
• What factors would you consider when deciding which techniques to use? 

Looking forward to your contributions,

All the best,


PS: Understanding you will be busy with your readings, preparing list of gifts for loved ones, packing up your bag and of course completing the task in hand in office ( Delhi jabar age, ei kaj ta shesh kare jaben!!!! ... I can hear this from here!!!) so the question has been posed here itself to save your time.  Purvi

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Re: Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Nazmul Alam - Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:18 PM

The techniques to be used in the research are determined based on several issue. In many case, researchers while designing the research select the research methodology and methods. The primary consideration for choosing techniques will depends;

- Topic of the research: 

- Level of community engagement requires by research

- Research objective

- Thematic analysis of data

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Re: Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Masudur Rahman - Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:12 AM

Hi Purbi Di

Can we discuss a little about the 'Reflection Paper of Unit four' at 16th September face to face session? 



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Re: Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Purvi Dass - Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:11 AM

Surely Masud!

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Re: Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Md. Nazmul Haque Sardar - Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:08 AM

Dear Purvi didi,

The following methods are frequently used in my daily task and I want to choose these to know details:

• Group discussion

• Observations

• Public meeting

Besides, I want to know and apply the bellow methods:

• Ethnographic method

• Social and personal maps

With thanks,


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Re: Reflection question of Unit 4 !
by Abdul Gaffer Mondal - Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:25 AM

Dear Purvi,

I think the following methods are good enough for me.


- Observation


Thank you very much.

Best regards