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Applying social scienceThe role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

David Byrne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to ... More

Biographical methods and professional practiceAn international perspective

Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of ... More

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more abstract ... More

The ethics of welfareHuman rights, dependency and responsibility

The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book explores the extent to which rights to welfare are related to human inter-dependency on the one hand and the ethics of responsibility on the other. Its intention is to kick-start a fresh ... More

Evidence versus politicsExploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Mark Monaghan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426970
eISBN:
9781447302247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426970.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that ‘policy-based evidence’ characterises the relationship more ... More

The glass consumerLife in a surveillance society

The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Dr Susanne Lace (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

We are all ‘glass consumers’. Organisations know so much about us they can almost see through us. Governments and businesses collect and process our personal information on a massive scale. ... More

Mental health service users in researchCritical sociological perspectives

Mental health service users in research: Critical sociological perspectives

Patsy Staddon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447307334
eISBN:
9781447307938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307334.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book moves forward the narrative of service user experience and research involvement, using a sociological perspective on experiential knowledge and academic research. It examines the difficulty ... More

Participatory researchWorking with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Participatory research: Working with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Jo Aldridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305644
eISBN:
9781447311003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305644.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. What is meant and understood by ... More

The politics of evaluationParticipation and policy implementation

The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

David Taylor and Susan Balloch (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and ... More

Researchers and their 'subjects'Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Marie Smyth and Catherine Bond (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book examines the role of participants in research, and how research ethics can be put into practice. Specifically, the book discusses the ethical regulations and guidance governing researchers ... More

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