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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...

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...

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...

17-19 and Unemployed on the Isle of Sheppey, 1980

C. D. Wallace
This small-scale study for the Department of Employment, examined the experience of youth unemployment on the Isle of Sheppey. It drew on extended interviews with unemployed 17-19 year olds. <br> <br> <br>

Understanding Couples' Experiences of Job Loss in Recessionary Britain: a Linked Qualitative Study, 2008-2013: Special Licence Access

H. Laurie & K. Gush
This is a qualitative data collection. To understand the processes and motivations behind changes in labour market behaviour during periods of economic recession, this research project recorded the experiences and views of couple-households exposed to job loss in the Great Recession. Conducted as part of a larger ESRC-funded quantitative project, qualitative interviews were carried out with a purposive sample derived from the Understanding Society Innovation Panel. (The Understanding Society Innovation Panel is an annual panel...

Women Workers in the Aycliffe Royal Ordnance Factory during World War Two, 1939-1945

R. K. Brown
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 primary aim of the project was to record the experiences of some of the women who worked in the Aycliffe munitions factory during World War Two. This collection consists of 68 semi-structured interviews, conducted...

Strategic Science: Research Intermediaries and the Governance of Innovation, 2009-2011

M. Kearnes
This is a qualitative data collection. In recent years a range of often debates about have demonstrated the potential for new technologies to become the focus of widespread concern and anxiety. The Strategic Science project considered the social ramifications of new technology through an examination of how their development is shaped by political and policy priorities and by the methods used to support and coordinate research. Focusing particularly on the development of nanotechnology and synthetic...

Policy Enactments in the Secondary School: Theory and Practice, 2009

A. Braun & S. Ball
This is a qualitative data collection. This research project aimed to contribute to critical policy analysis through a qualitative study of multiple education policy enactments in four UK secondary schools. Previous studies have tended to focus on the impact and influence of single-strand policies, in contrast, this study explored the ways in which different policies are simultaneously 'implemented' in schools. <br> <br> The schools selected for the case studies were ‘ordinary’ secondary schools, moderately successful...

Adultery: An Analysis of Love and Betrayal, 1920-1983

A. Lawson
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 qualitative study is a detailed examination of the views, motivations and experiences of respondents involved in, or affected by, extra-marital affairs. What stories do people tell about their extra-marital affairs and what does this mean to them and to others?...

1968: A Student Generation in Revolt, 1945-1985

R. Fraser
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 material formed part of a larger project which explored the memories, motivations and experiences of those involved in the politically radical, student movements of the late 1960s, in six of the West’s industrialised countries. <br> <br> Interviews with leaders of the...

Unofficial Movements and Trade Unionism in the Major Ports, 1945-1967

F. J. Lindop
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 second phase study was a general and comparative investigation of trade unionism in the ports of London, Liverpool, Birkenhead and Hull, from 1945-1967, with an emphasis on the development of workplace and unofficial organisation. Particular attention was given to obtaining full...

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods: Localities Programme, 2009-2010

G. Rees
This is a qualitative data collection. The locality programme undertook research in and across three localities. These were chosen to reflect the diversity of territories, places, scales, and networks in contemporary Wales. The three localities also give contrasting insights into the imagined geographies and area visions of the Wales Spatial Plan. For the practicalities of research, and also due to bounded territories often not corresponding with the ‘fuzzy boundaries’ of the Wales Spatial Plan, ‘core’...

Changing Sociological Construct of the Family, 1930-1986

R. E. Pahl
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 study uses in-depth interviews to build up a picture of one large and complex working-class family. Using a small sample from the population of the Isle of Sheppey, the interviews cover sources of support and help for family members. The relative...

Emotional Economy of Unemployment: a Reanalysis of Testimony from a Sheppey Family, 1978-1983

J. Lawrence
Between May 1978 and December 1983 the sociologist Ray Pahl conducted seven extensive interviews with a couple from Sheppey that he called 'Linda' and 'Jim'. The interviews evolved into an intensive, profoundly human story of how a family used to 'getting by' (though never 'affluent') coped with the hardships and indignities of long-term reliance on welfare benefits. Perhaps inevitably, fascinating aspects of Linda and Jim's testimony were left unused in Divisions of Labour, primarily because...

Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Cattle and Sheep: Animal Genetics and Farmers' Readiness for Uptake, 2010-2011

A. Bruce
This is a qualitative data collection. Global warming is often thought as being caused by energy production but the second largest contributor is animal production, with methane produced by cows and sheep a key component. One obvious solution is to reduce meat and milk consumption but this is unlikely to be acceptable to everyone. Moreover, grass-fed animals (such as cows and sheep) can provide other benefits than food, such as managing biodiversity. The UK has...

Unofficial Union Militancy in the Docks With Special Reference to the Blacking Campaign, 1972

F. J. Lindop
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 explores the complexities of the 1972 Blacking campaign and unofficial strikes, in which unofficial organisations were able to act independently of union officials and defy government and courts for several months. The research was concerned with the ideas and activities...

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