259 Works

Marital Breakdown in Scotland, 1684-1832

L. Leneman
The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all cases of divorce, separation and annulment in the Edinburgh Commissary Court between 1684 and 1832 (the period for which registers of extracted decreets are available).

Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800

L. Leneman
The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all cases of scandal (i.e. defamation) in the Edinburgh and Argyll Commissary Courts between 1750 and 1800.<br> <br> There has been a good deal of work done on this subject for early modern England (and some for early modern America), much of it stressing the gendered nature of insult. This material was gathered in order to investigate the extent to which the...

What is Shared Care? An Understanding Society Associated Study of Separated Parents, 2019

T. Haux & R. Luthra
<span><span data-ng-hide="abstractDisplay" class="">This is a qualitative data collection. </span>This project explored how shared care is understood, negotiated and practised by separated families, to assess the appropriateness of existing questions in Understanding Society in capturing the phenomenon, and to suggest changes where appropriate. This data consists of the transcripts of 31 semi-structured interviews of separated parents sampled from the longitudinal dataset Understanding Society: 13 men and 18 women. Included are interviews from 7 formerly partnered couples...

International Influences on United Kingdom Crime Control and Penal Policy in the 1990s

T. Newburn & T. Jones
<p>The aim of the study was to describe and analyse the extent and nature of United States influence on United Kingdom criminal justice policy during the 1990s. More specifically, the researchers set out to:</p> <ul><li>develop detailed case histories of policy change in the key areas associated with the UK learning from US developments (such as privatized corrections, zero tolerance policing, and 'two' and 'three strikes' sentencing);</li><li>assess critically the extent to which these developments were actually...

Advanced Technology in the Lives of Disabled People, 2007-2008

N. Hine, J. Harris, J. Arnott & T. Kroll
<i>Advanced Technology in the Lives of Disabled People, 2007-2008</i> assesses the use, application and role of advanced technologies in the lives of disabled people. Although disabled people are excited by the potential benefits of using new advanced technological devices at home, research has shown that one third of assistive devices are abandoned early and lie unused. This study aimed to explore why this happens, what the users actually need and how technology can rise to...

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in China and Japan, 2006-2007

M. Sleeboom-Faulkner
This is a qualitative data collection. <br> <br> The bioethics of human embryonic stem cell research (HESR) is controversial, including in Asia. After the 2001 US-moratorium on the federal funding of HESR, some Asian countries jumped into the 'bioethical vacuum', claiming that Asian countries do not suffer from Western religious scruples about using human embryos in research. Nevertheless, controversies around the donation of oocytes, the trade and barter of embryos, stem cell research trials, and...

Boomers and Beyond: Intergenerational Consumption and the Mature Imagination, 2006

C. Phillipson, S. Biggs & R. Leach
This is a mixed methods data collection.<br> <br> The <i>Boomers and Beyond: Intergenerational Consumption and the Mature Imagination </i> project focused on the consumption practices of the first wave 'baby boom' generation (born 1945-1954). This group, representing 17% of the UK population, began their life at a time of austerity but entered adulthood during a period of relative prosperity, experiencing major changes over their life course. Previous research has viewed 'boomers' as having experiences that...

Morale and Home Intelligence Reports, 1941-1949

Home Office
This study is available via the UK Data Service <a href="http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/QualiBank" title="QualiBank">QualiBank</a>, an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service.<br> <br> This is a qualitative data collection. It is comprised mainly of two different types of reports: quarterly morale reports for military personnel abroad and weekly home intelligence reports about UK civilians (only English civilian reports are held at the UK Data...

Constructing Children's Welfare : a Comparative Study of Professional Practice, 2000-2001

A. James & A. L. James
Taking as its starting point the suggestion that children's everyday lives and social experiences are shaped by cultural constructions of childhood and ideas about what children should be (James and Prout 1990; James, Jenks and Prout 1998), this research sought to compare and contrast how prevailing models of childhood are selectively drawn upon and interpreted by Guardians <i>ad litem</i> (GALs) and Family Court Welfare Officers (FCWOs) in their everyday working lives, in order to explore...

Family Practices during Life-Threatening Illness: Exploring the Everyday, 2007-2008

Ellis, J., University Of Sheffield, School Of Health And Related Research (SCHARR)
This is a qualitative data collection. These data were collected as part of a PhD project which explored the experiences of individuals living in a family where a member was dying or had a life-threatening illness. This was an ethnographic study which combined informal, in-depth interviews with nine families and participant observation on a hospice ward. Participant observations and the interviews from one family have not been archived due to consent restrictions; therefore the collection...

Communities within Communities: a Longitudinal Approach to Minority/Majority Relationships and Social Cohesion, 2008-2009

K. Tyler
This research addresses social cohesion at the community level, and how this has evolved over a forty year period in a multicultural setting in a place in Surrey.<br> <br> It aims to bridge the potential tensions between the community approach pursued by national and local government agencies and the lived complexities of multicultural areas of Britain.<br> <br> The research focuses on a location that includes established white Italian-Sicilian and Asian Pakistani minorities and the majority...

Doing Youth Justice: Analysing Risk and Need Assessments in Youth Justice Practice, 2004-2005

J. Phoenix
The past decade has seen a rapid expansion of the numbers of young people drawn into the criminal justice system and custody. This study investigates how youth justice practitioners (including Youth Offending Team (YOT) workers, solicitors, police and lay magistrates) assess the risks and needs of young law-breakers, and make decisions and recommendations. The study also explores how the young offenders themselves engage in these processes.<br> <br> A case study approach has been adopted where...

Belonging: Mass Observation Project Correspondents' Writings, 2010

This study is available via the UK Data Service <a href="http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/QualiBank/">Qualibank</a>, an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service.<br> <br> This research results from the work of the social research organisation, Mass-Observation, founded in 1937 to create an 'anthropology of ourselves'. Material was collected from a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers who aimed to study the everyday lives...

What Changes When Incentives Change in Primary Medical Care, 2005-2006

G. Huby, B. Guthrie & H. T. O. Davies
The new 2004 General Medical Services (GMS) contract for general practitioners (GPs) exemplified trends across the public services towards increasing definition, measurement and regulation of professional work. Significantly increased resources are now available, with up to one third of GPs' income now dependent on the quality of care they provide measured against 146 clinical and organisational indicators as measured by the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The central aim of this project was to examine...

Sources for Medieval Ireland in the National Archives of the United Kingdom, c. 1200 - c. 1485

B. Smith
The aims of the research project from which this digital resource arose were to facilitate more effective research into the history of Anglo-Irish relations in the Middle Ages, with special emphasis on the economic and social aspects of these relations, and to broaden the knowledge base of scholars working on economic relations between England and Ireland in the medieval period. The objectives were to identify Irish material from TNA which already existed in print and...

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom: Qualitative Research Phase 1: Focus Groups, 2010

D. Gordon
Focus group interviews were conducted between November and December 2010 in five different locations, including in each of the four territories comprising the UK: Bristol, Cardiff, London, Glasgow and Belfast. Separate group interviews were conducted amongst low income samples (5 groups), non-low income samples (5 groups), and mixed income samples (4 groups). These groups were also stratified by household type (11 groups) and minority ethnic status (3 groups). The Poverty and Social Exclusion in the...

Millennium Cohort Study: Longitudinal Family File, 2001-2015

Institute Of Education University Of London
The MCS longitudinal family file can be used for research that focuses on a single sweep of MCS or for a project that requires more than one sweep. The file contains information about the outcomes of a family in each sweep. This means that it can be used to follow cases longitudinally. It also includes the weights that have been calculated for sweeps 1 to 6 and the user can use them either for research...

Analysing Partnership in the Catholic Church Aid Chain, 2005-2007

S. Morse
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> The primary aim of the project was to develop and test an analytical framework for partnership in aid chains. The framework was derived by analysing the aid chain of the Catholic Church, focussing specifically on the relationships between the diocese of Abuja Ecclesiastical Province (AEP) and four major Catholic-based donors (Misereor, CAFOD, Trocaire and Catholic Relief Services (CRS)). A semi-structured questionnaire was designed to explore aspects of partnership....

Informal Networks and the Representation of Workers’ Interests in the United Kingdom Audio-Visual Industries, 2004-2005

V. Antcliff, M. Stuart & R. Saundry
This project explored the nature and functions of a range of informal networks developed by freelance workers to represent and defend their interests in the UK audio-visual (AV) industries. The structure of employment in this sector has changed considerably over the past two decades. Worker insecurity and uncertainty have developed as permanent jobs are replaced by freelance and short-term contracts. Over this period Trade Union influence and recognition has been eroded while the importance of...

Understanding Health Variations and Policy Variations, 1999

M. Powell & M. Exworthy
The aim of this study was to undertake an empirical analysis of the policy process in the NHS, in order to examine how policy towards health inequalities is formulated and how that policy is translated vertically into local policy. How and why local policies differ within health authorities and other agencies was also considered, and how these initiatives are evaluated at local level.<br> <br> The first stage of the research project was a review of...

British Oral Archive of Political and Administrative History, 1920-1980

A. Seldon
This study is available via the UK Data Service <a href="http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/QualiBank" title="QualiBank">QualiBank</a>, an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service. <br> <br> This is a qualitative data collection. <i>British Oral Archive of Political and Administrative History</i> (BOAPAH) was a pilot project conducted by the British Library of Political and Economic Science in 1979-1980, and financed by a Social Science Research Council grant....

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care, 2001-2002

M. Sheppard
This qualitative study focused on vulnerable families with child care problems who did not receive social work support. It examined the ways mothers, who generally take primary responsibility for care of their children, cope with child care problems without this support.<br> <br> The researchers interviewed 99 mothers who were the subject of consecutive referrals to two district social services child care teams, but who were seen only briefly and not taken on for longer term...

Black Immigrants to Britain, 1890-1975

P. Thompson
This study is available via the UK Data Service <a href='http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/QualiBank'>QualiBank</a>, an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service.<br> <br> Life-history interviews with black immigrants born before 1911 focusing on family life, community and work experience in England and Wales before 1918. The interview schedule covered first impressions of Britain; domestic routine, including the roles of husbands, wives and children; meals; the...

The Power of Law in Municipal Politics, 1983-1992

A. Stewart & D. S. Cooper
This study comprises 23 in-depth/unstructured interview transcripts and explores the effects of changing legal regulation between 1983 and 1992 on relations of power within local government. Focusing in particular on housing, education and member relations, the research explores the complex effects of legislation, case law, legal knowledge and legal culture on service delivery, structural arrangements, policy development and relations between municipal actors (councillors, officers and community representatives in particular). The investigators are also interested in...

Multi-Choice Policing Resources for Post-Conflict Situations: Rwanda and Liberia, 2006-2007

B. Baker
The study examines all forms of policing in post-conflict Rwanda and Liberia, to establish the scale and nature of the various forms of policing and the manner in which they were adapting to the post-conflict environment. <br> <br> The data consists of semi-structured interview transcripts, focus groups, observation notes and images with providers of policing, users of policing and other key figures.<br> <br> The research examined:<br> <ul><li>perceptions of the public, policing agencies and state as...

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