This collection breaks new ground in its offer of frank commentary on aspects of the research process – as supplied by experienced academics together with a senior representative of one key funding agency – based on first–hand experience and observation of the management of social science projects from within Britain/the EU.
The collection is also conspicuous for the variety of research projects covered. Most contributors are reporting with reference to a particular "case–study" experience. But these range from the most localised to the most multi–national; from the most specialised to the most multi–disciplinary undertakings.
2. Funding Social Science Research in Academia: Janet Lewis.
3. The Politics of Partnership in Tropical Public Health: Researching Tuberculosis Control in India: Jessica A. Ogden and John D. H. Porter.
4. Recognizing Diversity and Group Processes in International, Collaborative Research Work: A Case Study: Elizabeth Ettorre.
5. Integrating Participation into Research and Consultancy: A Conservation Example From Arabia: Dawn Chatty.
6. Multiple Scripts and Contested Discourse in Disseminating Research Findings: Gillian Lewando Hundt.
7. Researching a Contemporary Archive: Catherine Jones Finer.
8. Researching Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in the Scottish Context: Hilary Third.
9. Researching Risk in the Probation Service: Hazel Kemshall.
10. Synthesizing Research and Practice: Using the Action Research Approach in Health Care Settings: Paul Bate.
11. Balncing Research and Action: Reflections on an Action Research Project in a Social Services Department: Jan Waterson.
Gillian Lewando–Hundt is Professor of Social Sciences in Health in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick. Her current research interests are in the fields of sociology of health, medical anthropology, social policy and public health. She currently conducting reseach in Kenya, South Africa, the Middle East and England. She is the founding Director of a multidisciplinary Institute of Health within the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Warwick.