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A choice of research strategy for identifying community-based action skill requirements in the process of delivering housing market renewal

R., Kasim and K., K. Alexander, and J., J. Hudson (2008) A choice of research strategy for identifying community-based action skill requirements in the process of delivering housing market renewal. PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the choice of research strategy for investigating necessary skills and competencies that need to be acquired by the relevant participants involved in the process of delivering Housing Market Renewal in the East Lancashire Pathfinder area, England. It outlines the methodology adopted for the research and presents evidence for choosing the particular methodology during the development of research design. This paper reviews the differences and similarities among the common research strategies. The strengths and weaknesses of research paradigms with issues highlighted by reference to the research on skills for community-based action in the process of delivering Housing Market Renewal are discussed to provide valid reasons for the choice of the appropriate research strategy. From this study, it draws out lessons about research strategy, specifying from the research questions reaching closure and about the strengths and weaknesses of exploratory case study approach as a research tool.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: exploratory case study; housing market renewal; research paradigms
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 07:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/268
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