15 Works

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...

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,...

DIY Heart Health: Accounting for the Use of Statins, 2010-2011

C. Will & K. Weiner
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> <br> This project was designed to investigate lay ideas/practices concerning heart health in the context of debates about appropriate regulation of preventive drugs (i.e. sale direct to consumers; sale ‘over-the-counter’ (OTC) in pharmacies; or prescription). The initial proposal centered on users of statins purchased direct from pharmacists, but the research was extended to consider people who had been offered prescription statins for primary prevention. The researchers set out to...

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...

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....

Cycling Cultures in a Mass Motorised Society, 2012

R. Aldred
This is a qualitative data collection. Currently the UK faces major policy challenges including climate change, economic crisis, and the rise in limiting, costly illnesses linked to low levels of physical activity. Transport contributes to these problems, and active transport - walking and cycling - could be part of the solution; green, cheap, and offering an obvious way for many people to get the daily exercise they need. However, more evidence is needed about how...

Challenging the Politics of Evidence-Based Practice: Exploring the Testimony of Stroke Survivors in the Community, 2007-2008

S. Williams
This is a qualitative data collection. This study explored the oral history of people who had experienced a recent stroke and sought their testimony about their lives during the first year following the stroke event. It described the journey of adjustment of four stroke 'survivors' and their families over a period of eight months. Their lived experience focused not only on being a survivor of the stroke itself but also the healthcare ‘system’, particularly their...

Genetics, Genomics and Genetic Modification in Livestock Agriculture: Emerging Knowledge-Practices in Making and Managing Farm Livestock, 2007-2010

D. Gibbs, J. Dupre, C. Morris & L. Holloway
This is a qualitative data collection. This research aimed to examine how beef cattle and sheep breeding practices are changing as genetic and genomic techniques become more prevalent in the livestock sector. It examined: the relationships between genetic and 'traditional' breeding techniques, changes in breeder identities and human-animal relationships associated with genetic techniques, and changes to the institutional structures related to livestock breeding. A qualitative methodology involved in-depth interviews with breed society representatives, pedigree and...

Morale and Home Intelligence Reports, 1941-1949

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...

Kitchen Life, 2012

W. Wills, A. Meah, A. Dickinson & F. Short
This is a qualitative data collection. This study was designed to investigate, document, analyse and interpret domestic kitchen practices to generate insights about ‘what goes on and why’ in UK kitchens, to inform the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) thinking about how to reduce the burden of foodborne disease. A key focus of earlier FSA research has been on reported behaviours – the Kitchen Life study took a different approach, to examine what people do, what...

Sub-Contracting Risk: Neoliberal Policy Agendas and the Changing Nature of Flood Risk Management, 2009-2010

T. Coulthard, G. Haughton & G. Bankoff
This is a qualitative data collection. This research asked whether the emergence of neoliberal thinking might help explain the contemporary policy approaches to flood risk management. Whilst it may be tempting, to ask how neoliberal policy might affect this sector, the research soon discovered that its influences were pervasive, evident in the privatisation and the contracting out of water and sewerage functions, the re-working of regulatory expertise and changes to local government services. <br> <br>...

Retirement Through Redundancy, 1984-1985

B. Bytheway
This is a qualitative data collection. This follow-up study is loosely linked to the study <i>Redundancy in Steel : Labour Market Behaviour, Domestic Organisation and Local Networks, 1981-1982</i> (SN 1637), which looked at the effects of the 1980 redundancy programme of the British Steel Corporation on the local economy of Port Talbot.<br> <br> Those interviewed in <i>Redundancy in Steel</i> (SN 1637) were offered a redundancy package which differed according to the age of the worker....

Coventry and Liverpool Lives Oral History Collection, c.1945-1970

S. Todd & H. Young
This is a qualitative data collection. The Coventry and Liverpool Lives oral history project collected 58 oral history interviews with 21 men and women who have lived and worked in these cities since approximately 1945. The project aimed to explore how working-class men and women narrate their life histories and how social memory impacts on life stories told. By using the life history method of research change and continuity in the way people identify themselves...

Angels in Marble: Working Class Conservatives in Urban England, 1958-1960

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 collection consisting of 57 semi-structured interview transcripts conducted during phase two of this four-phased study.<br> <br> This study aimed to examine to nature of British Conservatism and how it attracted votes from the working class electorate. The...

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