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Experience Research Social Change: Methods Beyond the Mainstream, Second Edition

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Kirby and McKenna's Experience Research Social Change: Methods from the Margins, first published in 1989, quickly and successfully established a place in the field of qualitative research methods by taking into account life on the margins, being marginalized, and being invisible. Many of the ideas then put forward have been taken "into the mainstream." In this completely revised and updated edition, Kirby, Greaves, and Reid look "beyond the mainstream" to reveal the importance of framing research in its full theoretical, ideological, and ethical contexts and then putting research findings into practice in clear, logical ways. Experience Research Social Change: Methods Beyond the Mainstream discusses the issues emerging within contemporary social science research. Based on their extensive applied research experience, the authors build the important theoretical framing and methodological (practical and analytical) steps, enabling those new to social science approaches to undertake social research oriented toward social change. Experience Research Social Change also captures the emerging issues and debates, particularly those concerning research ethics, working in research teams, and doing interdisciplinary and collaborative work. This new edition is an essential book for a whole new generation of students, researchers, and lecturers within the social sciences.