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The Art of Social Theory

Richard Swedberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, ... More


Direct and Indirect Treatments

Diana C. Mutz

in Population-Based Survey Experiments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter describes direct and indirect treatments, that is, treatments that either directly and overtly try to move the respondent in a particular direction, or that indirectly do so in a more ... More


Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of ... More


Methodological Considerations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the methodological implications of the theory, offering something of a practical blueprint for anyone who would adopt the perspective as a basis for studying a given strategic ... More


Eve in the Garden of Health Research

Ann Oakley

in Social Support and Motherhood: The Natural History of a Research Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349457
eISBN:
9781447349464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349457.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The lives of most social researchers are dominated by the recurrent need to produce research proposals. This is particularly so for contract researchers — people who must raise their own salaries in ... More


Introduction

Emma Williamson and Marie Smyth

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In February 2002, the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences organised a seminar in London to examine the theme of ‘Ethics and Research Guidelines’ from a diversity of perspectives. The ... More


Researching end of life in old age: ethical challenges

Ailsa Cameron, Liz Lloyd, Naomi Kent, and Pat Anderson

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

One of the ethical dilemmas facing researchers and social researchers is the most appropriate way of researching the relationship between old age and death. This chapter reviews the ethical issues ... More


Conclusion

Marie Smyth and Emma Williamson

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book has examined the relationship between researchers and the researched from an ethical perspective. It demonstrated that the very terms of ‘researcher’ and ‘participant’ create a distinction ... More


Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Mark Exworthy, Stephen Peckham, Martin Powell, and Alison Hann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book examines the role that case studies play in understanding and explaining British health policy. Overall, the chapters cover the key health policy literatures in terms of the policy process, ... More


Introduction

Sydney A. Halpern

in Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Many depictions of clinical research appearing in American publications during the final third of the twentieth century are strikingly incompatible with the notion of morality. In the 1960s and ... More


The Origins of a Moral Logic of Risk

Sydney A. Halpern

in Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Medical research communities have longstanding traditions for handling the risks that human experiments entail. A cornerstone of these traditions is the logic of lesser harms, whereby hazardous ... More


Refugees as researchers: experiences from the project ‘Bridges and fences: paths to refugee integration in the EU’

Elizabeth Mestheneos

in Doing research with refugees: Issues and guidelines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345981
eISBN:
9781447302131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the experiences taken from the project ‘Bridges and fences’, which serves as an example of making refugees researchers. It first provides a background to the study and looks at ... More


Challenging barriers to participation in qualitative research: involving disabled refugees

Jennifer Harris and Keri Roberts

in Doing research with refugees: Issues and guidelines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345981
eISBN:
9781447302131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter addresses the need to clarify how qualitative research is conducted in the field. It identifies the barriers and challenges which the researchers face, including the measures that are ... More


Ethical protection in research: including children in the debate

Trudy Goodenough, Emma Williamson, Julie Kent, and Richard Ashcroft

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses participants' views of ethical protection in longitudinal epidemiological genetic research. The data used in this chapter was collected as part of the ‘Ethical Protection in ... More


‘An equal relationship’?: people with learning difficulties getting involved in research

Beth Tarleton, Val Williams, Neil Palmer, and Stacey Gramlich

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

During the twentieth century, much research was carried out on the medical and cognitive aspects of learning difficulties. During this period, the medical profession has a profound influence on the ... More


Policy from the pitch? Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate

Catherine Palmer

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the issues and challenges faced by a social researcher working in an Australian policy context. It is particularly concerned with the process and politics that ... More


Speaking truth to power: experiencing critical research

Phil Scraton

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter asserts the centrality of the relationship between the ‘researcher’ and the ‘researched’ in the context of conducting a critical research on the use and abuse of power in state ... 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


Key thinkers in childhood studies

Carmel Smith and Sheila Greene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447308072
eISBN:
9781447317340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308072.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Key thinkers in childhood studies presents the contrasting perspectives of some of the leading figures involved in shaping the field of childhood studies over the last 30 years. Using in-depth ... More


Improving Literacy in America

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter offers recommendations for improving literacy in America, focusing particularly on reducing class size. Smaller classrooms succeed by focusing on proximal sources of influence that ... More


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