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RECOUP Theme 1: three linked projects on human and social outcomes Consortium Advisory Group Meeting, Cambridge, 15 Octobe...
Situation of Theme 1 qualitative projects  0= Yet to start data collection  1= Data collection in process 2= Data collecti...
Published outputs from RECOUP work: <ul><li>Health and Fertility [H&F] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 working papers (India, Paki...
<ul><li>Aslam, M., Kingdon, G. and S. Malik, ‘Maternal Education and Child Health – Understanding the Pathways in Pakistan...
Other RECOUP Theme 1 outputs <ul><li>Edited book:  Gender, Education and Equality in a Global Context  (Arnot & Fennell, 2...
Research capacity development <ul><li>PhD students:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four funded RECOUP students;  </li></ul></ul><u...
Kenya  Midterm Dissemination Workshop  <ul><li>Health and Fertility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Issues around the relationship...
India  Midterm Dissemination Workshop  <ul><li>H&F </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Another Look into the Education-Fertility Black...
Ghana  Midterm Dissemination Workshop  <ul><li>YGC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Citizenship, National Unity and Poverty All...
Some of our plans for 2008-09 <ul><li>Reports on qualitative projects: e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana, YGC (Nov 2008) </...
UKFIET 2009 papers <ul><li>Three Symposia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability symposium – 14 invited papers </li></ul></ul><u...
Lessons learned: 1 <ul><li>Qualitative projects are hard to keep to planned 6-month periods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translat...
Lessons learned: 2 <ul><li>Serious delays as a result of political conflict in Kenya and Pakistan (loss of community trust...
High-points <ul><li>Model structure of three interactive research training workshops (on data collection and transcribing,...
Helping to redefine the terms of debates <ul><li>Reconceptualising outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Reconceptualising methods </...
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Recoup Theme 1 Presentation Oct 08

  1. 1. RECOUP Theme 1: three linked projects on human and social outcomes Consortium Advisory Group Meeting, Cambridge, 15 October 2008
  2. 2. Situation of Theme 1 qualitative projects 0= Yet to start data collection 1= Data collection in process 2= Data collection completed, preliminary analysis under way 3= Analysis on-going, output available 0 1 2 0 Disability, Education & Poverty [DEPP] 0 2 0 2 Youth, Gender & Citizenship [YGC] 2 0 3 1 Health & Fertility [H&F] Pakistan Kenya India Ghana Project
  3. 3. Published outputs from RECOUP work: <ul><li>Health and Fertility [H&F] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 working papers (India, Pakistan) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability, Education and Poverty [DEPP] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 working papers (General, India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal article (India, in Econ. & Pol. Weekly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted journal article (India, in APDRJ, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Brief (General) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth, Gender and Citizenship [YGC] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted journal article ( Compare, on African and Indian gender theory) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Special Issue ( Compare ) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Aslam, M., Kingdon, G. and S. Malik, ‘Maternal Education and Child Health – Understanding the Pathways in Pakistan’, mimeo, CSAE, May 08 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Pakistan, testing relationships between maternal schooling and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>child health outcomes ( child height, weight and arm-circumference) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parental health-seeking behaviour (immunisation status of children) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks at the pathways through which maternal education has its impact on child health/ health-seeking behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only maternal health knowledge helps explain immunisation status for young children, and mother’s education has a direct positive effect only in determining younger children’s heights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further quantitative-qualitative work is planned </li></ul></ul>One quantitative draft paper on theme 1
  5. 5. Other RECOUP Theme 1 outputs <ul><li>Edited book: Gender, Education and Equality in a Global Context (Arnot & Fennell, 2008) with 5 chapters by RECOUP members </li></ul><ul><li>Edited special journal issue: Gendered education and national development (Arnot & Fennell, Compare 38, 5, 2008) 3 articles by RECOUP members </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Degrees Without Freedom (Jeffrey, Jeffery & Jeffery, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Refereed journal article: ‘ Disputing Contraception: Muslim Reform, Secular Change & Fertility, Modern Asian Studies, (Jeffery, Jeffery & Jeffrey, 2008). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research capacity development <ul><li>PhD students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four funded RECOUP students; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two students linked to use RECOUP data; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four students in Cambridge associated to RECOUP themes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Research Skills Manual launched as an open web-based resource </li></ul><ul><li>Building of qualitative social research capacity in all partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of capacity of Northern team members in researching poverty in the South </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kenya Midterm Dissemination Workshop <ul><li>Health and Fertility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Issues around the relationships between education and health and fertility outcomes for the poor,” Jeffery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability, Education and Poverty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Testing transitions: the lives of young people with disabilities in Kenya,” Mugo & Singal. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth, Gender and Citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Being young, Kenyan and gendered” Ruto, Ndiritu, & Arnot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Conceptualising poverty and well-being in the context of education” Wawire, Wainaina, Chege, & Arnot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Citizenship education and political engagement: voices of Kenyan youth” Chege, Wawire & Arnot </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. India Midterm Dissemination Workshop <ul><li>H&F </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Another Look into the Education-Fertility Black Box: Insights from qualitative and quantitative RECOUP research” by Clare Noronha, Roger Jeffery & ANO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEPP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Education for better life: the undelivered promise of education for people with disabilities” by Nidhi Singal & ANO. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ghana Midterm Dissemination Workshop <ul><li>YGC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Citizenship, National Unity and Poverty Alleviation: East and West African approaches, Arnot, Casely-Hayford, Chege, Dovie, and Wainaina, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing up modern in Ghana: Educational outcomes, social class and social transition, Casely-Hayford, Dovie, Sackey, and Arnot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The making of a Ghanaian Citizen: the role of education among urban youth, Dovie, Casely-Hayford, Hettey, and Arnot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The effects of education among rural youth in Northern Ghana: an intergenerational perspective, Salifu, Musah. and Iddrisu </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Some of our plans for 2008-09 <ul><li>Reports on qualitative projects: e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana, YGC (Nov 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India, DEPP (Nov 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pakistan, H&F (Nov 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis of household survey data on disability, its correlates and consequences, India and Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Publications linking Quantitative/Qualitative data </li></ul><ul><li>Other Publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researching Education in the South (Edited book) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Gender and Citizenship in East & West Africa (Edited book) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Doing Disability Research’ (Article) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. UKFIET 2009 papers <ul><li>Three Symposia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability symposium – 14 invited papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RECOUP symposium: three papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) Transitions to adulthood, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) Health & Fertility in Pakistan, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) Gender & Citizenship in Kenya </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symposium on Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging: young people's views of educational politics, policies and practices (open stream) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Lessons learned: 1 <ul><li>Qualitative projects are hard to keep to planned 6-month periods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation and transcription: dilemmas here are more intransigent than we expected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of sample takes longer than expected (people with disabilities, getting intergenerational interviews) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing time not built into the plan </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Lessons learned: 2 <ul><li>Serious delays as a result of political conflict in Kenya and Pakistan (loss of community trust, sample, danger for researchers) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic communications with Southern partners are hard to maintain, especially in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Communities have shown ‘research fatigue’ related to lack of definite collective or individual rewards for taking part </li></ul>
  14. 14. High-points <ul><li>Model structure of three interactive research training workshops (on data collection and transcribing, Atlas.ti, and data analysis and report writing) for each country team on Theme 1 projects as they rolled out </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic research very popular in Kenya, with IT training of youth and community members. </li></ul><ul><li>DEPP working paper to be included in the World Bank’s Disability Knowledge Kit, tentatively titled, Inter-Agency Disability Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative South-South authorship: Kenya and Ghana teams writing joint YGC working paper, matched design of journal articles, and prospect of joint authorship of a book </li></ul>
  15. 15. Helping to redefine the terms of debates <ul><li>Reconceptualising outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Reconceptualising methods </li></ul><ul><li>Reconceptualising processes </li></ul><ul><li>Representing the voices of young stakeholders </li></ul>

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