Review Essay: Rapid Assessment Process in Qualitative Inquiry

Charles Lee Cole


James BEEBE presents a model for doing what he labels the Rapid Assessment Process (RAP). This review essay provides a critical review of and commentary on BEEBE's text for qualitative researchers to use for applied evaluation projects. The RAP model is a systematic approach based upon collaborative inclusion of insider and outsider perspectives in building a research team that collectively conducts the research process from beginning steps to final report. BEEBE's text on how to use the RAP model is rich with descriptive illustrations from actual research projects he has done in various cultural settings.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204332


rapid assessment process; qualitative methodology; ethnography; participant observation

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