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Systemic action research: A strategy for whole system change

Danny Burns

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347381
eISBN:
9781447303626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Systemic action research works with real social and organisational issues to uncover their complex dynamics, often revealing unexpected opportunities. This book shows how this process can be ... More


The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

David Taylor and Susan Balloch (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and ... 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


‘Bucking and kicking’: race, gender and embodied resistance in healthcare

Yasmin Gunaratnam

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/9781861344939.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines how biographical approaches can be used to enrich intercultural and anti-discriminatory practices and the ways in which racialised identities can be reproduced and challenged ... More


Biography as empowering practice: lessons from research

Joanna Bornat and Jan Walmsley

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/9781861344939.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the way of positioning biographical research and practice on a top-down/bottom-up matrix. It questions the claims for empowerment through biographical work. It does not suggest ... More


In quest of teachers’ professional identity: the life story as a methodological tool

Marie-Françoise Chanfrault-Duchet

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/9781861344939.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Combining literary with life history analysis of teacher's narratives, this chapter is concerned with how personal lives interact with changes in professional practice in the teaching of French in ... More


Education: realising the potential

Carol Fitz-Gibbon

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/9781861341914.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Education should, on the face of it, offer similar opportunities for evidence to influence teaching as evidence has influenced healthcare. The educational career of children has been referred to as ... More


Concluding

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/9781847424518.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter draws on the arguments presented in preceding chapters in developing a proposal for the proper forms and role of applied social science in the 21st century with a particular emphasis on ... More


Constructing evidence: the development of knowledge which is to be applied

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/9781847424518.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter deals with the development of knowledge which is to be applied in order both to understand what works and to show what has worked — with the improvement of practice and policy and with ... More


Surveying the social world: assembling knowledge as a basis for action

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/9781847424518.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter surveys the social world and develops the arguments presented in relation to the main areas of policy and practice in which applied social science has been deployed by picking up ... More


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