Research Methodology, Design and Methods

  • Amar Patnaik


Having proposed an ex-ante framework of institutional convening as seen through the lens of power asymmetries and formulating four clear and lucid research questionnaires and propositions, the author throws light on the methodology, design and methods adopted in this research. The methodology followed is interpretive and qualitative (reflexive) in nature as the research questions relate to ‘why’ and ‘how’ rather than ‘what’ and ‘when’. Four cases pertaining to different government programmes were selected from a population of 110 case studies of successful institutional convening following purposive sampling technique. The case studies related to women empowerment, total sanitation campaign, eradication of child labour, and an anti-liquor drive in some of the least developed villages of Odisha. They were developed using Eisenhardt’s methodology for case research.


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  • Amar Patnaik
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  1. 1.School of Government and Public AffairsXavier UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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