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Pioneering Social Research

Pioneering Social Research

Paul Thompson, Ken Plummer, and Neli Demireva

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447333524
eISBN:
9781447333562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Presenting the landmark pioneers' life stories project, this book documents how modern social research in the United Kingdom was shaped. It sheds new light on the lives, methods and motivations of ... More

Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International InterventionA Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Morten Bøås (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529206883
eISBN:
9781529206906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Using insights from those with first-hand experience of conducting research in areas of international intervention and conflict across the world, this book provides essential practical guidance, ... More

Social Research MattersA Life in Family Sociology

Social Research Matters: A Life in Family Sociology

Julia Brannen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529208566
eISBN:
9781529208610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208566.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

From the vantage point of forty years in social research and the study of families, the author of this book offers an invaluable account of how research is conducted and ‘matters’ at particular ... More

Data in SocietyChallenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane, and Humphrey Southall (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Statistical data and evidence-based claims are increasingly central to our everyday lives. Critically examining ‘Big Data’, this book charts the recent explosion in sources of data, including those ... 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

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

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

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

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

Social Policy Review 23Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Chris Holden, Majella Kilkey, and Gaby Ramia (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This edition of this text presents an extensive analysis of the coalition government's social policies. In an expanded first section, experts in a range of policy areas analyse the rationale behind, ... More

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