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Children’s social care under New Labour

Langan Mary

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter suggests that Labour's approach to social care has been through a substantial discontinuity. It explains that this chapter's overview of policy in social care leads through the events ... More


Modelling: representing the world in order to understand how it works

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter addresses the process of modelling — the creation of versions of reality by whatever means — physical, mathematical, as computer simulations — in order to work out what might happen in ... More


Housing policy: coming in from the cold?

Brian Lund

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews housing policy from 2002 to 2003. It presents a detailed discussion of the changes in housing procedures and the implications of the recent Barker Review of housing supply and ... More


Debates on the role of experimentation

Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley, and Nick Tilley

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Interventions are delivered with the hope of achieving some outcome. Whether such interventions ‘work’ in terms of achieving the desired outcomes is paramount. In the view of many, experimentation, ... More


Contributions from qualitative research

Philip Davies

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Quantitative evidence about ‘what works’ can tend to dominate debates about evidence-based policy and practice. In this respect, this chapter explores the contribution to evidence that can be made ... More


Making a reality of evidence-based practice

Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

For all the growth in a robust evidence base over recent decades, it has repeatedly been shown that such evidence often fails to have the impact that it might. Studies in healthcare show that it can ... More


Introduction

Ursula Apitzsch, Joanna Bornat, and Prue Chamberlayne

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book discusses the relevance of biographical methods and the contextualised understanding of human agency as keys in professional interventions. Its interest lies in the effectiveness of ... More


Systemic action research in policy and politics

Danny Burns

in Systemic action research: A strategy for whole system change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347381
eISBN:
9781447303626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the implications of systematic action research in policy-making community. It argues that systematic action research is a process that could be embedded in the public sphere, ... More


Intervention, autonomy and power in polarised societies

Corinna Jentzsch

in Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337683
eISBN:
9781447337737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The chapter builds on fieldwork conducted in rural Mozambique on community mobilisation against insurgent violence during the country’s civil war (1976-1992) to reflect upon some of the unintended ... More


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