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What Counts as Research? The Implications for Research Governance in Social Care

Boddy, Janet and Boaz, Annette and Lupton, Carol and Pahl, Jan (2006) What Counts as Research? The Implications for Research Governance in Social Care. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 9 (4). pp. 317-330. ISSN 1364-5579

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Additional Information: a. Research governance b. A multi-method study, designed to inform policy in relation to social care research governance, presenting findings from a national survey of councils with social services responsibilities, and in-depth case studies, using survey and interview methods. c. The research made a formative contribution to the development of the Department of Health’s implementation plan for the Research Governance Framework in social care. The paper reflects on theoretical, practical, ethical and methodological issues in defining research for the purposes of governance. d. Published in an international journal, and national policy impact in informing the Research Governance Framework. e. Based on a multi-method approach, including statistical analysis of survey responses from 101 councils and questionnaire data relating to 304 pieces of research from eight case study councils, as well as qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with key contacts in each case study area. f. Journal peer review. g. Lead author.
Controlled Keywords: Evidence based policy and practice
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 15:50
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:43
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