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Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice$
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Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.001.0001

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Tales from the field

Tales from the field

applied policy research and the sociological imagination

Chapter:
(p.213) Twenty-Five Tales from the field
Source:
Sociologists' Tales
Author(s):

Carol McNaughton Nicholls

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0025

Carol McNaughton Nicholls provides an outline of her career in sociology and shows how privileged she feels leading her research interests. The chapter offers a carefully deliberated advice section to young academics. Much of this relates back to the importance of sociology and the passion sociologists have for the discipline. In particular the chapter shows the importance of caring about what you do.

Keywords:   personal life, career trajectory, career advice, research careers, passion for research

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