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July 2015 - Recruitment and Retention of Survey Participants in Marginalized Neighbourhoods

Dunn & Di Nello & Gibson-Wood & Vasilevska

Here is a case study where researchers were asked to think like their subjects. Using longitudinal survey and participatory methods, the project follows the pragmatic concerns of selected neighbourhoods in the city of Hamilton (in Ontario, Canada) with high rates of poverty and disability, lower levels of education and a larger proportion of recent immigrants and visible minorities. Students, writers or individuals interested in conducting research on marginalised areas will find much to learn from a case like this. Additionally, discovering how to build methods based on group mentality and neighbourhood-forming relationships can be very valuable for the new researcher in the field.

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This month's curated cases are on the subject of Elicitation Studies.


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