methods@manchester: research methods in the social sciences

Methods

 

The term ‘practice as research’ carves out a territory for arts practice in academic environments, and refers to a broad range of research activity. Practice as research might denote a research process that leads to an arts-related output, an arts project as one element of a research process drawing on a range of methods, or a research process entirely framed as artistic practice. Find out more...

In applied fields such as education there is an expectation that research will make a direct contribution to thinking and practice. Find out more...

Action research usually involves a group of people carrying out systematic enquiries to assist them to improve some aspect of their life which is causing conflict or tensions. The aim of action research is to bring about a transformation of understanding in the participants that underpins changes in their social circumstances. Find out more...

In the social science research literature, sensitive research is most often used to mean conducting interviews about emotionally difficult topics, although it can also refer to the study of deeply personal issues, research with vulnerable populations, or research that could have negative consequences for participants. Find out more...

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