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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


Life course inequalities: generations and social class

Johan Fritzell

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter studies health inequalities from a generational perspective but also aims to adopt a life course perspective. It explains that the life course approach emphasises the dimension of time ... More


What if we waited a little longer? The dependent variable problem within the comparative analysis of the welfare state revisited

Stefan Kühner

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Generally regarded as the main trigger for the ‘welfare modelling business’, Esping-Andersen’s (1990) Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism also heralded the so-called ‘dependent variable problem’ ... More


House Rules, Game Rules and Game Strategies

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the importance of neighbourhood rules which operate in the wider social field. Influenced by the habitus this includes the street code which covers issues such as not grassing ... More


Supervision

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

in Continuing professional development in social work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307372
eISBN:
9781447311621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Based on a national study of social workers in Ireland, the authors consider the issues that are currently shaping supervisory practice. The findings of our survey and interviews reveal that the ... More


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