Using Documents in Social Research
By (author) Lindsay Prior
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Using Documents in Social Research by Lindsay Prior
Book DescriptionUsing Documents in Social Research offers a comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the use of documents as tools within social science research. The books argues that documents stand in a dual-relation to human activity, and therefore by transmitting ideas and influencing the course and nature of human activity they are integral to the research process. Key features of the book include: * Alerts students to the diversity of social scientific research documents. * Outlines the various strategies and debates that need to be considered in order to integrate the study of documents into a research project. * Offers a number of examples where documents have been used within a variety of research contexts. The book is written in an easy and engaging style which makes it accessible to undergraduates and postgraduate students. It will be essential reading for students and researchers across a range of social science disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761957478
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lindsay Prior
Using Documents and Records in Social Research, Hardback (May 2011)
This set highlights the vital part that documents and records plays in all aspects of the research process within a variety of social research contexts.
Medical Work, Medical Knowledge and Health Care, Paperback (March 2005)
Introduces students of sociology and health care to the fields of medical knowledge and medical work. This book chronicles research in the field of medical knowledge, medical work and health care over the years. It summarises changes in how health care was delivered and how medical knowledge and practice were conceptualised in this period.
Social Organization of Mental Illness, Paperback (August 1993)» View all books by Lindsay Prior
Examines the organization of medical and social services for people with serious psychiatric disorders. This text focuses on the transition from hospital-centred to community-centred services and explores the rationales and consequences of this and other transformations in mental health provision.
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Author Biography - Lindsay Prior
Lindsay Prior is Professor of Sociology at Queens University, Belfast. He is currently a Principal Investigator for the Health Policy Research stream within the recently opened Northern Ireland Centre of Excellence in Public Health. Since the mid 1980s, his research interests have been split between medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness and the design and use of qualitative research methods - particularly those that involve the use of text and documentation. In past years he has a acted as Principal Investigator for major awards from the Wellcome Trust (Biomedical Ethics Programme), the ESRC (Innovative Health Technologies Programme), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and various NHS R&D Offices. The research work associated with these grants has covered a wide range of health-related topics and interests, including a focus on lay understandings of health and disease, and the application of qualitative research methods to health service research problems.
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