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Pioneering Social Research

Paul Thompson, Ken Plummer, and Neli Demireva


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 men and women who helped develop a new world of research methodology, pioneered feminist research, and first confronted the issues of race and ethnicity. Many of the pioneers' lives were shaped by the declining decades of the British Empire, and the book begins by highlighting the experiences and practices of the generations who were active from the 1950s to the 1980s, the crucial founding generation ... More

Keywords: pioneers, modern social research, research methodology, feminist research, race, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333524
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333524.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Thompson, author
University of Essex

Ken Plummer, author
University of Essex

Neli Demireva, author
University of Essex