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SAS2
A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement


December 2008 | 316 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
SAS2 Social Analysis Systems 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 disciplines and theoretical orientations
  • Offers clear writing and mapping of information in a straight forward guide
  • Includes authentic examples of the application of techniques in developing country contexts

Foreword P V Satheesh
Introduction  
 
I: SAS2 CONCEPTS AND PROCESS
Foundations and Skillful Means  
Social Analysis and All-Purpose Techniques  
Process Management  
Guidelines for SAS2 Events and Process Design  
Monitoring and Evaluation  
SAS2 Facilitation and Active Listening  
Writing Guidelines  
 
II: SAS2 TECHNIQUES AND LEARNING
Workshop and Self-Study Guidelines  
A R T (Action-Research-Training)  
Order and Chaos :  
Problem Tree  
Force Field  
Timeline  
Gaps and Conflicts  
Causal Dynamics  
Validation  
Stakeholder Identification  
Social Analysis CLIP (Collaboration, Conflict, Legitimacy, Interests, Power)  
Social Domain  
VIP (Values, Interests and Positions)  
Ideal Scenario  
Option Domain  
Competing Goals  
Role Dynamics  
Levels of Support  
The Wheel  
Conclusions and Acknowledgements  

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ISBN: 9788178298900
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