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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

Experiences in Researching Conflict and ViolenceFieldwork Interrupted

Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciarán Browne (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337683
eISBN:
9781447337737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Unlike previous volumes on the subject of ‘doing’ conflict fieldwork, this book does not delineate a clear ‘how to’ toolset for undertaking conflict related research but rather requires the ... 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

Research and the Social Work Picture

Research and the Social Work Picture

Ian Shaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

There's a growing pressure for social workers to engage with research and draw on this in practice. But why is this research important? This book provides an accessible way to think about this ... 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

Social Policy Review 15UK and international perspectives

Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Catherine Bochel, Nick Ellison, and Martin Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social Policy Review 15 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. This volume combines issues such as ... More

Social Policy Review 16Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Nick Ellison, Linda Bauld, and Martin Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This ‘new look’ edition is designed to provide readers with up-to-date information about developments and changes in core UK social policy areas. Additional chapters provide in-depth analyses of ... More

Social Policy Review 17

Social Policy Review 17

Martin Powell, Linda Bauld, and Karen Clarke (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social Policy Review 17 provides students, academics, and all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. ... More

Social Policy Review 18Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Linda Bauld, Karen Clarke, and Tony Maltby (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book provides all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Bringing together a selection of commissioned ... More

Social Policy Review 19Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Karen Clarke, Tony Maltby, and Patricia Kennett (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social Policy Review provides students, academics, and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. ... More

Social Policy Review 20Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Tony Maltby, Patricia Kennett, and Kirstein Rummery (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book provides anyone interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and ... More

Social Policy Review 21Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Kirstein Rummery, Ian Greener, and Chris Holden (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This series provides all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. This year the book takes the opportunity of ... More

Social policy review 22Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Ian Greener, Chris Holden, and Majella Kilkey (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This edition of this series presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research examining ... More

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