Research Handbook


Unravelling the Vicious Circle: Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Small-scale Fisheries

DRAFT prepared by Svein Jentoft

The research handbook was discussed on the kick off meeting. It specifies how we see how this project should proceed and is meant to ensure coordination and integration of its different parts. It is important that you take a close look at it as you prepare for the meeting.


  1. Introduction
  2. Defining poverty
  3. Assumptions (substantive level)
  4. Knowledge gaps
  5. Our focus: The two dilemmas
  6. Research questions
  7. Theoretical ambitions
  8. Our aim
  9. Hypotheses
  10. Assumptions and perspectives (formal level)
  11. Assumptions (methodological)
  12. The model
  13. Themes of choice (model streams)
  14. Methods/design
  15. Synthesis/publication
  16. Book outline (tentative)
  17. Time Schedule/Milestones
  18. Content for paper abstract
  19. Clues for a good article
  20. Template for article
  21. Photographic inputs
  22. Bibliography
  23. Events
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