Working With Archived Classic Family and Community Studies: Illuminating Past and Present Conventions Around Acceptable Research Practice

Gillies, Val and Edwards, Rosalind (2012) Working With Archived Classic Family and Community Studies: Illuminating Past and Present Conventions Around Acceptable Research Practice. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15 (4). pp. 321-330. ISSN 1364-5579

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Abstract

This article addresses the ways that working with archived classic family and communities studies from the 1960s can throw a different light on past and present research conventions around acceptable research practice. We consider the constitution of ‘good’ methodological conduct through looking at the nature of data and acknowledgement of who generates it, culminating in a focus on the implications of acceptable and unacceptable researcher accounts. Past conventions raise questions about the merging of primary data and context alongside who is active in the research field, while present understandings of ‘good’ ethical practice become a suspect narrative.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:archived community studies, Dennis Marsden, historical comparative analysis, parenting, Peter Townsend, research conventions, research ethics, secondary qualitative dataanalysis
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.5 Comparative and Cross National Research
1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.20 Secondary Analysis
8. Research Management and Impact > 8.3 Research Ethics
ID Code:2957
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:24 Dec 2012 13:47
Last Modified:06 Feb 2013 13:57

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