Qualitative Research And Social Change
- Author: Roger Green , Par Coc, Thomas Geisen
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- ISBN-13: 9781137604637
- Pages: 221
- Binding: Hard Binding
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
About The Book
Exploring the relationships between qualitative research and social change, this book asks how social change is informed and influenced by research. Examples discussed are from research practice and experiences in the fields of sociology, social work, professional practice, education, criminal justice and anthropology.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Importance of Qualitative Research to Social Change – Preliminary
P. Cox, T. Geisen and R. Green
PART I: EXPLORING CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES
Changing Research, Research for Change: Exploring the Perspectives of Complexity Science; P.
The Notion of Ambivalence: Human Action and Social Change Beyond Analytical
Individualism; T. Geisen
A Complex Terrain of Words and Deeds: Discourse, Research and Social Change; S. Hicks and C.
PART II: WELFARE ISSUES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Bringing about Social Change: The Role of Community Research; R. Green
Forum Theatre as a Participatory Tool for Social Research and Development: A Reflection on
'Nobody is perfect': A Project with Homeless People; M. Wrentschur
Psycho-social Perspectives in Policy and Professional Practice Research; C. Miller, P.
Hoggett and M. Mayo
PART III: ISSUES IN RESEARCH
Evaluating Risk Assessment: A Methodological Study of Mentally Disordered Offenders in the
London Probation Area;
Educational Research Need Not Be Irrelevant; Z. Bekerman
Policy Analysis in Education – Multiplicity as a Key Orientation for Research; K. Kraus
About The Authors
Pat Cox is Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Research-informed Teaching in the
Department of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, UK. Her research focuses on
children, young people and their families.
Thomas Geisen is Researcher and Lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of Applied
Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. His field of interest are work/ labour relations, migration,
violence and social theory, in which he has published widely.
Roger Green is Director of the Centre for Community Research, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
He is a sociologist specializing in applied social research and a community activist.
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