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Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308027

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.001.0001

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Developing research mindedness in learning cultures

Developing research mindedness in learning cultures

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(p.53) Four Developing research mindedness in learning cultures
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Re-imagining child protection
Author(s):

Brid Featherstone

Sue White

Kate Morris

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.003.0004

Research itself, or rather ideas about it and how it should properly be conducted, constitute sites of contestation and struggle with very high stakes. Research and what counts as valid knowledge are political matters and this chapter offers examples of how differing kinds of help are privileged and delimited by differing research paradigms. It offers an important challenge to the research evidence behind aspects of contemporary policies in child protection.

Keywords:   evidence based policy, politics, child protection, neuroscience

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