Qualitative Research and Social Change: European Contexts by P. Cox

Qualitative Research and Social Change: European Contexts

EditorP. Cox

Hardcover | November 3, 2008

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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.

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PAT COX is Researcher and Lecturer 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 fields of interest are work/...
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Title:Qualitative Research and Social Change: European ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 3, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537278

ISBN - 13:9780230537279

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Importance of Qualitative Research to Social Change Preliminary Considerations; 
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. Cox
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. Taylor 
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; 
W. Fitzgibbon 
Educational Research Need Not Be Irrelevant; Z. Bekerman
Policy Analysis in Education Multiplicity as a Key Orientation for Research; K. Kraus
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