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SAS2 Social Analysis Systems: A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement

by Jacques M Chevalier and Daniel J Buckles SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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SAS2 Social Analysis Systems strong offers a new approach to creating and using knowledge for the common good. Its purpose is to broaden and deepen the range of concepts, tools, and transferable skills to support dialogue and democratic engagement in the sphere of knowledge. The materials presented in the guide support a shift towards flexibly-structured processes to engage people in inquiry sustained by experience, adapted to context, and responsive to important needs. This approach bridges the gap between conventional inquiry based on hard evidence and participatory methods that emphasize building consensus at any cost.

Key Features Provides original and transferable skills for collaborative inquiry and social engagement Presents grounded and theoretically informed conceptual foundations integrating perspectives from many discipnes and theoretical orientations Offers clear writing and mapping of information in a straight forward guide Includes authentic examples of the appcation of techniques in developing country contexts

Introduction I: SAS2 CONCEPTS AND PROCESS Foundations and Skillful Means The Skillful Means to Wisdom and Dialogue People-Based Inquiry: Mediating and Grounding Participatory Action Research Strategic and Progressive Engagement Anthropology and Socio-Constructivism Evidence-Based Inquiry: Navigating and Scaling Managing for Results and for Complexity Making Sense of Complexity Social Analysis and All-Purpose Techniques Collaborative Inquiry All-Purpose Techniques Participation and Forum Information G.A.S Ordering and Measuring Interactions Just Do It! Social Analysis Techniques Problems Actors Options Process Management Process Management (PMt)and Process Manager (PMr) Scenario 1: Plan First, Implement After Scenario 2: Continuous Planning Scenario 3: Single Events How to use Process Manager (PMr) Guidelines for SAS2 Events and Process Design Monitoring and Evaluation SAS2 Facilitation and Active Listening SAS2 Facilitation SAS2 Active Listening Writing Guidelines II: SAS2 TECHNIQUES AND LEARNING Thinking Across Boundaries Workshop and Self-Study Guidelines A.R.T (Action-Research-Training) A.R.T.: Assessing the Profile of Organizations doing Joint Research on Watershed Management in Honduras Order and Chaos Order and Chaos: Insecure Village and Housing Land among the Katkari, Maharashtra, India Problem Tree Problem Tree: The Problem of not Having Legal Title to Residential Lands in Siddeshwarwadi, Maharashtra, India Force Field Force Field: Factors Influencing the Fear of Eviction among the Katkari of Sarang Katkarwadi, Maharashtra, India Timeline Timeline: A History of Events and Actions that have Harmed or Protected Rupa Lake in the Pokhara Valley of Nepal Gaps and Conflicts Gaps and Conflicts: Reasons for Neglect of Residential Land Issues in Navliwadi, Maharashtra, India Causal Dynamics Causal Dynamics: Reasons for Growing Tobacco in Daulatpur, Bangladesh Validation Validation: Validation of a Timeline Assessment by a Milk-producers' Cooperative in Honduras Stakeholder Identification Stakeholder Identification: Identifying Stakeholders in a Project to Prevent and Reduce the Impacts of Floods and Landslides in Nepal Social Analysis CLIP (Collaboration, Conflict, Legitimacy, Interests, Power) Social Analysis CLIP: Creating Strategic Alliances in the Tobacco Farming Areas of Southern Bangladesh Social Domain Social Domain: The Profile of Farming Households in Tobacco Growing Regions of Bangladesh V.I.P (Values, Interests and Positions) V.I.P: Conflict Over the Control of Timber in a Municipality in Chiquitania, Bolivia Ideal Scenario Ideal Scenario: The Ideal Scenario of Legal Title in Siddeshwarwadi, Maharashtra, India Option Domain Option Domain: Towards a Management Plan for the Common Fishery Zone of Ancud, Chile Competing Goals Competing Goals: Competing Project Priorities of Men and Women in Mehi, West Bengal Role Dynamics Role Dynamics: The Roles and Mutual Expectations of Workgroups in the CUSO Regional Office Levels of Support Levels of Support: Levels of Support for Community Woodlots in Kajla, West Bengal, India The Wheel The Wheel: Impacts on Knowledge and Skills among Participants in a Youth Exchange Program

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