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Bogusia Temple and Rhetta Moran

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345981

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.001.0001

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Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practice

Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practice

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(p.133) Eight Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practice
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Doing research with refugees
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Kirsteen Tait

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0008

This chapter provides two case studies that show how a wider evidence base of refugee experiences and voices might be created using past research by non-government officials. The first case study is on understanding why asylum seekers come to the UK. It examines a recent piece of policy-oriented research that was commissioned by the Home Office and subsequently recognises its methodological rigidity. The second case study is about a national refugee-integration policy, which suggests that the existing evidence base of refugee voices and experiences needs to be supplemented and complemented to create a realistic picture of the effects of policies.

Keywords:   case studies, evidence base, refugee experiences, asylum seekers, policy-oriented research, Home Office, refugee-integration policy, effects of policies

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