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Coal and Community: A Comparative Study of Three Mining Communities after the Strike, 1984-1988

P. King, D. Waddington & C. Critcher
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 is a comparative study carried out by Critcher and colleagues of three mining communities in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire following the miners' strike of 1984-1985. The three mining communities were selected for their comparability in terms of size, demographic structure and...

E-Clusters in the E-Society: the Case of the Digital Content Industry, 2005

R. Gill & A. C. Pratt
This is a qualitative data collection. This project was concerned with the organisation and physical location of work in cutting edge e-businesses today; with the assumption that this is an appropriate 'forward position' from which to draw conclusions as to the likely state of the rest of the economy in a future, more fully developed, e-society.<br> <br> The research question was 'an examination of the forms of co-location and socio-economic interaction within and between firms...

Living Arrangements, Family Structure and Social Change of Caribbeans in Britain, 1995-1998

H. Goulbourne
This is a qualitative data collection. This project reviewed relevant British and Caribbean literature, established a quantitative profile of the size, structure and social and geographic mobility of families and households, and conducted trans-generational life-story interviews of a quota sample of 60 families (originating in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad/Tobago) in Britain and the Caribbean. The findings of this research are intended to make a major contribution to contemporary understanding of Caribbean living arrangements (family, kinship,...

Children, Flood and Urban Resilience, 2007-2010

W. Medd, M. Walker, K. Burningham, R. Whittle, J. Moran-Ellis & S. M. Tapsell
This is a qualitative data collection. The aim of the project was to undertake a participatory research programme to identify key issues in children and young people’s experiences and agency in relation to flooding and the flood recovery process, and to assess the lessons for policy worlds. One of the objectives of the study was to contribute to the archive being generated by the adult Hull Flood study to enable future research. The project design...

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...

Selected Wills of West Northamptonshire, 1500-1700

G. Hatton
The main purpose of the <span style="font-style: italic;">Selected Wills of West Northamptonshire, 1500-1700</span>&nbsp;study was to transcribe a complete set of wills (and associated probate inventories where available) for 5 neighbouring villages in west Northamptonshire, over the period 1500-1700. This would enable the analysis of the social, demographic, and religious development of a historically interesting rural area over a time period that is of considerable relevance to the area's long-term development. The intention is to use...

Biographical Interviews in Eastern Germany in 2007-08

A. Gallinat
The purpose of the data is to investigate to what degree the socialist past is constructed in the post socialist present of eastern Germany. Specifically, the project sought to explore: (1) the contentious character of memories of the socialist period, the changing and still unstable evaluations of that period, and the moral ambiguities condensed in these memories; (2) the connections between history, memorializing and remembering at various levels of dialogue and reflection, from policies about...

Pioneers of Social Research, 1996-2012

P. Thompson
This is a qualitative data collection. The Pioneers of Social Research collection includes the full interview transcripts, interview summaries and edited thematic highlights of detailed life story interviews with a number of pioneers of social research. Conducted by pioneering oral historian, Paul Thompson and his colleagues, the interviews cover each individual's covers family and social background and key influences with detailed accounts of major projects. Because of their detail, these interviews are long – in...

Affluent Worker in the Class Structure, 1961-1962: Special Licence Access

J. H. Goldthorpe & D. Lockwood
A selected sample of this study, listed under SN 6512: Affluent Worker in the Class Structure, 1961-1962, 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> The 'Affluent Worker' project was undertaken to test empirically the thesis of working class embourgeoisement. Conducted in the early 1960s, the empirical study consisted of interviews...

Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies, 1978-1983

C. D. Wallace & R. E. Pahl
This is a mixed methods collection.<br> <br> This study is available via the UK Data Service <a href="https://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> The collection includes original material from three related studies: Isle of Sheppey Survey, 1981 (SS81); The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies, 1982 (HWS) and 1983 (HWS83); as well as the small...

Paperwork and Pressure in Educational Workplaces, 2007-2008

K. Tusting
This is a qualitative data collection. This project explored the impact of paperwork demands on people’s experiences in two contrasting educational workplaces. It focused on two case study sites: an Adult Education College, and an Early Years Education Centre. The broad aim of the project was to understand more about how changing textual processes are transforming the nature and experience of work in contemporary society. Its more specific objectives were:<ul><li>to document the literacy practices of...

Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes, 2009

S. Ball, D. Gillborn, N. Rollock & C. Vincent
This is a qualitative data collection. Race and class are key dimensions in contemporary education debates, but they are rarely considered in tandem: this is the first UK project to focus on Black Caribbean-heritage middle class parents and the education system. Drawing on 77 in-depth interviews with 62 Black parents, the research team explored and analysed their educational perspectives, strategies and priorities as they navigate their children through the school system. The aim was to...

Reverberating Rhythms: Social and Political Identities in Clubland, 2005-2007

Y. Morey, S. Riley & C. Griffin
<i>Reverberating Rhythms: Social and Political Identities in Clubland, 2005-2007</i> is a qualitative data collection which offers an empirical investigation of contemporary practices of social identities and political participation using electronic music dance culture (clubbing, raving, partying) as an example. Leisure-based activities have become important indicators of who we are and our place in society, including how we understand civic and political participation.<br> <br> The data collection available from the UK Data Archive includes 38 semi-structured...

Geographies of Terror and Fear: Black Communities in Colombia and Displacement, 2004

U. Oslender
This research project sought to address the 'invisibilisation' of many 'terror' contexts through a geographical perspective. In particular it sought to develop an original conceptual framework through which to view and examine the impact of terror 'on the ground' and the multiple ways in which its manifestations affect human beings in a variety of settings.<br> <br> The study was empirically sited in Colombia, where it sought to explain the ways in which the country's black...

Understanding Environmental Knowledge Controversies: the Case for Flood Risk Management, 2007-2010

S. Whatmore
<p>This is a qualitative data collection. The study is part of the Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme. <br> <br>This project was conceived in order to address the public controversies generated by the risk management strategies and forecasting technologies associated with diffuse environmental problems such as flooding and pollution. Environmental issues play an ever-increasing role in all of our daily lives. However, controversies surrounding many of these issues, and confusion surrounding the way in...

Effects of Scale in Organic Agriculture, 2006-2010

S. Stagl
<p>This is a mixed-methods data collection. The study is part of the Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme.<br> <br>Changing land cultivation from conventional to organic practices can have significant impacts on environmental factors such as wildlife, soil and water quality, as well as change the ways in which food is supplied, the economics of farm business and indeed the attitudes of farmers themselves. A factor that is little understood is how these depend on...

Qualitative Study of Democracy and Participation in Britain, 1925-2003: Teaching Data

J. Haynes
This is a qualitative teaching data collection.<br> <br> Dr Jo Haynes (Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol) has been using numerous data collections to support her teaching of qualitative research methods for several years. A key motivation was her desire to provide students with data, enabling more teaching time to focus on developing skills in data analysis. SN 5017 has been used in this way. This collection represents the subset of interviews specifically...

Consumption, Lifestyle and Identity: Reading the New Men's Lifestyle Magazines, 1985-1997: Teaching Data

J. Haynes
This is a qualitative teaching data collection.<br> <br> Jo Haynes (Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol) has been using numerous data collections from ESDS Qualidata to support her teaching of qualitative research methods for several years. A key motivation was her desire to provide students with data, enabling more teaching time to focus on developing skills in data analysis. <br> <br> The <i>Consumption, Lifestyle and Identity, Reading the New Men's Lifestyle Magazines, 1985-1997:...

Going Local? Regional Innovation Strategies and the New Agri-Food Paradigm, 2003-2005

K. Morgan
This research project aimed to produce a critical assessment of the prospects for local food networks and chains in the light of the UK government's 'Report of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food' (the 'Curry Report'), published in 2002, which extolled these novel food chains as one of the greatest opportunities for farmers and producers in the UK to add value and retain a greater slice of the retail price. The...

Inheritance, Property and Family Relationships, 1990-1994

J. Masson, J. Mason & J. Finch
This is an enhanced qualitative study.<br> <br> This study explores the relationships between inheritance of property and kinship as expressed in people's hopes and fears, plans and strategies, actions and reasoning in relation to the role of inheritance in their own lives. In examining how families handle inheritance, the focus is not so much on the property as on the relationships. The process of handling the transmission of property reveals the character and quality of...

Marriage Litigation in Scotland, 1694-1830

L. Leneman
The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all declarator of marriage and declarator of freedom cases in the Edinburgh Commissary Court between 1684, when a register of extracted decreets began to be kept, and 1830, when the court was wound up and its functions transferred to the Court of Session.<br> <br> Marriage in Scotland could be 'regular' (a ceremony in church after the proclamation of the banns) or 'irregular',...

International Social Assistance Database, 1996

J. Ditch
The objective of this study was to provide information about the range of social assistance benefits and services in 24 OECD countries. The benefits included are those designed to give a minimum level of subsistence to people in need based on a test of resources. All data have been verified and updated to May 1996 by government officials in each country.

Photographs Leave Home: a Study of the Impacts of Personal Photography Online, 2004-2005

K. Cohen
This qualitative dataset is a collection of 40 open-ended interviews with people who put their personal photographs online. Face-to-face interviews were conducted, through instant messaging (IM) and email. Participants maintain their photographs on photoblogs and on Flickr.com sites. None of them make their primary living from photography.<br> <br> Personal photographs, previously analysed by sociologists in relation to class, identity, family and domesticity, have acquired new social relevance with the widespread posting of personal photographs on...

Changing Faces of Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL: a Critical History of Policy and Practice, 1970-2000

M. Hamilton, S. Parsons & Y. Hillier
The <i>Changing Faces</i> study ran between January 2002 and July 2004. It aimed to track policy initiatives stemming from the 1970 adult literacy campaign to the launch of the Skills for Life Strategy as part of the National Literacy Strategy. Documentary, longitudinal and quantitative data were used alongside oral history interviews to collect the perspectives of three groups: adults with basic skills needs, practitioners involved in teaching and organising within Adult Basic Education (ABE) and...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Police Local Partnership Boards in Sierra Leone, 2006

B. Baker
The aim of this research project was to understand how the Police Local Partnership Boards (PLPBs) in Sierra Leone function, including what they achieve, and how they relate to the local community and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).<br> <br> The objectives of the study were to establish:<ul><li>to what degree the PLPBs are representative of the local community (whether they are composed primarily of the local business or socio-economic elite) and how members are selected</li><li>to what...

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