The Ups and Downs of Mobile Data Collection

By Sairah Yusuf, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute Since May 2016, Generations For Peace (GFP) has used mobile-based data collection methods to survey close to 3500 people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – 1241 from 10 communities in Lebanon, 1274 across 24 school-based locales in Jordan, and 1073 across 3 governorates in Tunisia. For the organisation, this has been … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Mobile Data Collection

Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Naomi Burnett, Summer Field Researcher, Generations For Peace As part of our partnership with the University of Oxford, Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) recruited Naomi as our Summer Field Researcher for 2016. Naomi is working alongside GFPI staff to complete a research project focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). For more on this new addition to GFPI, please continue reading. My name is Naomi and I am … Continue reading Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute In August 2015, Generations For Peace (GFP) held an international training offering local volunteers from Georgia, Ghana and Macedonia expertise on dialogue, one of the five GFP vehicles for peace building. GFP’s Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) involves carefully facilitated dialogue sessions with older youth and adults from different sides of the conflict divide, to deepen … Continue reading Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia

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Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

By Alex Hamilton, GFP Oxford PhD scholar Collecting data properly is difficult. In theory, research must be organised, consistent and clear so that people can trust the results and reproduce them. But in reality, field researchers face complex challenges that limit the degree to which they can conform to the principles of well-conducted scientific research. The process of collecting the right data is about a balance … Continue reading Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

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On listening: Field Notes from a Legal Perspective

By Seham Areff, Oxford Summer Field Researcher I always thought I was a good listener. As a (former) debater and a (current) lawyer, I need to be good at this, right? I need to be able to listen actively in order to tease out the truth. However, having spent this summer in Sarajevo as an Oxford Summer Field Researcher for Generations For Peace (GFP), I’ve … Continue reading On listening: Field Notes from a Legal Perspective