Designing and Conducting Research in Social Science, Health and Social Care

Gatekeepers: the experience of conducting research in a prison settingIntroductionOverview of the research studyGaining initial accessStrategies for maintaining access to gather the dataBeing adaptable and planning alternativesConclusion and recommendationsReferencesSuicide research: what have we learned about conducting sensitive research with vulnerable populations?IntroductionOverview of the research studiesSensitive research and vulnerable populationsDemonstrating competencyConclusion and recommendationsReferencesEnsuring the active participation of people with intellectual disabilities in research: implications for researchers and professionalsIntroductionOverview of the research studyConclusion and recommendationsNoteReferencesTo choose and to participate: lessons from researching with children and young peopleIntroductionOverview of the researchAccess and consentCreating familiarity and maintaining relationshipsConsultation and feedback in adapting and administering the questionnaireConclusions and recommendationsNoteReferencesManaging relationships in the field: practitioner research with the travelling communityIntroductionOverview of the research studyUnderstanding the role of practitioner-based researcherChallenges and ethical dilemmas encountered in accessing participantsManaging ongoing ethical negotiations with participantsConclusions and recommendationsReferencesBetween policy and practice: ethical challenges in longitudinal social work research with street youthIntroductionOverview of the researchConclusions and recommendationsReferencesCream cakes, hungry cats and hugs: developing a responsive strategy to asking sensitive questions and hearing the answersIntroductionOverview of the research studySilences and sugar-coatingLesson 7: developing boundaries, endings and separationConclusions and recommendationsReferencesMeasuring individual change using open card sort dataIntroductionOverview of the research studyUsing open card sorts as a data collection toolConclusion and recommendationsAcknowledgementsNotesReferencesChoosing constructivist grounded theory to explore children’s experiences of disclosing sexual abuseIntroductionOverview of the studyChoosing constructivist grounded theory (CGT)From Straussian GT to constructivist GT: an illustrationConclusion and recommendationsReferencesA psychoanalytic approach to data collection and analysisIntroductionOverview of the research studyConducting non-participant observation in psychoanalytic researchInterviewing techniques in psychoanalytic researchThe application of psychoanalysis to data analysisConclusion and recommendationsReferencesThe politics and ethics of research into ‘wicked’ social problems: the case of Jimmy Savile at DuncroftIntroductionOverview of the research studyReflexivityM oralising and politicising researchThe power of storiesConclusions and recommendationsNoteReferencesA post qualitative, transdisciplinary, close reading of child and youth care and the capacity of loveIntroductionOverview of our enquiry into loveScaffolding concepts through the use of transdisciplinary researchHow we used a review of the literature to develop key conceptsReading closelyConclusion and recommendationsReferencesUsing documents to examine the meanings of childhood: a figurational perspectiveIntroductionOverview of the research studyTheoretical framework and documentsDocuments and detachment: reflexivity and moral positionsSelecting and accessing documentsRepresenting values and processesConclusions and recommendationsReferencesTheoretical frameworks in research: lessons from a study examining the experiences of birth children of foster carersIntroductionOverview of the studyThe influence of the theoretical framework research questions and choice of methodThe impact theoretical frameworks on data analysisConclusion and recommendationsNotesReferencesConstructing a knowledge through research: examples from research on practice teachingIntroductionOverview of research studyExplanation and reasoning behind paradigm and methodology chosenComparing methods of analysis and findings constructedConclusion and recommendationsNoteReferencesIndicators and strategies to develop credible outcomes in qualitative research: young people, compliance and community supervisionIntroductionOverview of the research studyIndicators of research credibilityPractical strategies for developing research credibilitySeek out the views of critical othersConclusions and recommendationsNotesReferences
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