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Social Research Matters: A Life in Family Sociology

Julia Brannen


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 times. The book has two main themes that are interwoven throughout the text. A central theme is how social research matters in relation to historical context. A second theme focuses on the practice of social research; research is a craft that is learned with and from others as well as through reading methodological texts and training. Although the expertise of the researcher is crucial to all phases of ... More

Keywords: research, social research, society, families, family studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529208566
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529208566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Brannen, author
UCL Institute of Education