18 Works

Affluent Worker in the Class Structure, 1961-1962

D. Lockwood & J. H. Goldthorpe
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> 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 with manual workers and their wives. The original project was exploring the social and cultural influences...

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:...

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...

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...

Elite Young Muslims in Britain: Generational Experience and Political Participation, 2007

J. Edmunds
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> The role of young western Muslims in radical Islamic politics has become a prominent public policy issue, especially since 9/11. This research project explored the impact of global, national, local and personal events on the views and political activity of young British Muslims regarded as ‘opinion formers’ of the future. The project aimed to:<ul><li>document the impact of formative events (global, national, local or personal) on<br> political participation or...

Masculinities, Identities and Risk: Transition in the Lives of Men and Fathers, 2000-2009

K. Henwood
<i>Men as Fathers:</i><br> The <i>Men as Fathers</i> (MAF) project is a qualitative longitudinal and social psychological investigation into transition and change in the lives of men as first-time fathers. It is part of the <i>Timescapes</i> study. The research sought to explore ways in which men interpret and account for their experiences of becoming a first-time father and any transformations this brings to bear on their identities, relationships and lives over time. To shed light on...

Organisational Change, Resistance and Democracy: Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Equalities Initiatives, 2007-2010

D. Richardson & S. Monro
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> This research comprised a study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equalities work amongst local authorities which was conducted between March 2008 and September 2009. The field of LGBT equalities work at that time was undergoing a period of rapid change, following the abolishment of Section 28 and fuelled by the introduction of a range of new legislation as well as on-going local government modernisation. This project...

Children and Welfare : Negotiating Pathways, 1998-1999

S. Punch, R. Fuller, C. Hallett & C. Murray
This study explored young people's perceptions of their worries and problems, their negotiations, coping strategies and their help-seeking behaviour. The study explored the contingent and contextual nature of young people's worries and their responses to them, including how they cope with them and to whom, if anyone, they turn for help.

British Migrants in Spain: the Extent and Nature of Social Integration, 2003-2005: 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 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. SN 5271 has been used in this way. This collection represents the subset...

From the Coalface to the Car Park? The Intersection of Class and Gender in Women's Lives in the North East, 2007-2009

Y. Taylor
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> The research adopted a multi-dimensional approach to explore women's lives (n=97) in the North East of England in the context of de-industrialisation and the transition to a service sector, leisure based economy. It investigated the emergence of 'new' femininities in a situation of industrial 'degeneration' and regeneration, investigating what has hitherto been under-researched when compared with attention that has focused on boys' and men's experiences of these social...

Empire and Civil Society in 20th Century Scotland: Imperial Decline and National Identity, 1918 - 1970

L. Orr & E. Breitenbach
The research investigated interpretations of Scotland's imperial role and its displacement as a dominant representation of national identity between c. 1918 – c. 1970. Key aims of the research were to map civil society organisations concerned with empire in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow; and provide in depth case studies of two key Scottish institutions demonstrating a continuing interest in empire, the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC). The research found...

GerManC: A historical corpus of German texts, 1650-1800

M. Durrell
The aim of the project was to compile a representative computerized corpus of German for the period 1650-1800. This is the first such corpus of early modern German and it is intended as a primary research resource in a number of disciplines. Its structure deliberately parallels that of extant historical corpora of English in order to facilitate systematic comparative studies. The regional dimension which was an essential feature of the projects also provides information about...

Municipal Innovations in Non-governmental Public Participation: United Kingdom and Latin America, 2006-2008

J. Pearce
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> This research focused on municipal innovations in public policy making that have been notable in Latin America since the 1980s and the UK since the 1990s. The core research question was: what tensions, changes and outcomes arise when non-governmental actors begin to make use of these new opportunities for public participation at the local/municipal level? <br> <br> The research team explored this in six cities, three in Latin...

School Leavers Study, 1978

R. E. Pahl
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. The <i>School Leavers Study</i> is a collection of essays written by school children from the Isle of Sheppey in 1978. The essays were collected by Ray Pahl as part of his wider ethnographic study of...

British Chinese Online Identities: Participation and Inclusion, 2006-2008

D. Parker
This is a qualitative data collection. The research used online survey and face-to-face interviews of British Chinese respondents.<br> <br> A survey by the Guardian in early 2005 revealed the low level of integration among Chinese people, who reportedly felt the least British among all minority groups in Britain. The issue is usually overlooked in relation to a group which appears to be well integrated and successful in higher education. In addressing the cultural and political...

Co-operation and Consumerism in Interwar Britain, 1918-1939; Transcripts of interviews with Co-operative Society members from Lancashire and Yorkshire

P. Gurney
The 12 transcribed interviews made available were produced as part of an oral history project conducted during 1993-4 when the creator of this resource held a Douglas Knoop Research Fellowship in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield. The complete research material consists of two folders of correspondence, replies to letters published in local newspapers in Lancashire and Yorkshire. During the research, contact was made with a number of respondents in their 70s...

Rural and Urban Solo Living: Social Integration, Quality of Life and Future Orientations, 2007-2008

L. Jamieson & F. Wasoff
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> Solo-living is a rapidly growing trend among adults in age groups typically associated with being partnered and parenting. From the perspective of theorists of social change, this is either evidence of social disintegration or, contradicting this concern, the consequences of greater democracy in personal life. In either case, the trend will impact on future demands for a range of social provision such as income support, pensions, health, housing...

Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security in the United Kingdom, 2010

M. Lister & L. Jarvis
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> The experience of terrorist attacks since 9/11 has led to an increased interest in governmental responses to unconventional political violence. To date however, very little research has been conducted on how ordinary people think about such measures, and particularly the ways in which specific anti-terrorist measures impact on people's perceptions and experiences of safety and security.<br> <br> The project aimed to address this lacuna by conducting focus groups...

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