Quantitative models for participation evaluation in community development

A theoretical review

Mehri Ahmadi, Halimaton Saadiah Hashim, Ahmad Fariz Mohamed, Naser Moharamnejad, Elmira Shamshiry

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Abstract

This article is an interdisciplinary review of the issue of participation evaluation. It is our contention that each and every scale and model developed to measure participation in community development approach falls under either the theory of empowerment or the theory of participatory democracy. The article also provides a detailed summary of prominent models for participation evaluation in community development practices with regard to socio-political theories supporting these models. In addition, both the weak and strong points of each model are discussed and a number of suggestions and implications for providing a comprehensive understanding of the participation issue are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-322
Number of pages9
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Community development
  • Empowerment
  • Participation evaluation
  • Participatory democracy

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Quantitative models for participation evaluation in community development : A theoretical review. / Ahmadi, Mehri; Hashim, Halimaton Saadiah; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz; Moharamnejad, Naser; Shamshiry, Elmira.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2013, p. 314-322.

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Ahmadi, Mehri ; Hashim, Halimaton Saadiah ; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz ; Moharamnejad, Naser ; Shamshiry, Elmira. / Quantitative models for participation evaluation in community development : A theoretical review. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 314-322.
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