Negotiating access and establishing expertise

Tritter, Jonathan (2004). Negotiating access and establishing expertise. IN: Reflections on research. Hallowell, Nina; Lawton, Julia and Gregory, Susan (eds) Maidenhead (UK): OUP.

Abstract

This book is concerned with the day-to-day realities of doing social science research. It is based upon the reflections and experiences of a wide range of established social researchers, the majority of whom undertake research in the field of health care. By drawing upon their anecdotal accounts of setting up research projects, negotiating access, collecting and analysing data, and disseminating findings, the book highlights a multitude of practical and ethical complexities involved in the conduct of empirically based research. It delineates the emotional, social and cultural factors involved at all stages of the research process, and sets this delineation in the context of wider debates about the relationship between research methods and research ethics.

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