Reflections on Research

Reflections on Research

The Realities of Doing Research in the Social Sciences

eBook - 2005
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This book is concerned with the day-to-day realities of doing social science research. It is based upon the reflections and experiences of a wide range of established social researchers, the majority of whom undertake research in the field of health care. By drawing upon their anecdotal accounts of setting up research projects, negotiating access, collecting and analysing data, and disseminating findings, the book highlights a multitude of practical and ethical complexities involved in the conduct of empirically based research. It delineates the emotional, social and cultural factors involved at all stages of the research process, and sets this delineation in the context of wider debates about the relationship between research methods and research ethics.; Contributors include: Priscilla Alderson, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Rosaline Barbour, Hannah Bradby, Elizabeth Chapman, Susan Cox, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Gill Dunne, Susan Eley, Elizabeth Ettorre, Catherine Exley, Calliope (Bobbie) Farsides, Claire Foster, Jonathan Gabe, Wendy Gnich, Trudy Goodenough, Susan Gregory, Rachel Grellier, Nina Hallowell, Khim Horton, Julie Kent, Julia Lawton, Abby Lippman, Liz Lobb, Lesley Lockyer, Alice Lovell, Marion McAllister, Richard Mitchell, Virginia Morrow, Melissa Nash, Odette Parry, Stephen Platt, Laura Potts, Shirley Prendergast, Martin Richards, Deborah Ritchie, Ann Robertson, Susan Robinson, Tom Shakespeare, Hilary Thomas, Stefan Timmermans, Kay Tisdall, Jonathan Tritter, Julia Twigg, Clare Williams, and Emma Williamson.
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780335225668
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 156 pages)


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