With the rapid growth of collaborative, indigeus, and community-based research, one of the key challenges researchers face is finding an effective way of involving n-researchers in the research process. Do It Yourself Social Research has been a best-selling methodology guide for action research projects and community groups in Australia for almost three decades. Always emphasizing the importance of a spirit of inquiry, it demystifies the research process, covering where to start, how to manage a research project, what methods, techniques and resources to use, and interpretation, analysis and reporting. This third edition has been thoroughly revised, adding the use of narrative and dialogue in research, rich research design, and what digital techlogy can (and can't) contribute to the research process. With its hands-on, -nsense approach, Do It Yourself Social Research is an essential resource for community groups, college students, and other vice researchers in health, social welfare, education and related areas.
Yoland Wadsworth is a path-breaker in methodology and use of social research in health, community and human services. She is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University, and Principal Fellow in the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne. She is also author of Everyday Evaluation on the Run and Building in Research and Evaluation: Human inquiry for living systems.