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Safety Talk, Violence and Laughter: Methodological Reflections on Focus Groups in Violence Research

Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen. 2003. Safety Talk, Violence and Laughter: Methodological Reflections on Focus Groups in Violence Research. In: Raymond Lee and Elizabeth Stanko, eds. Researching Violence: Essays on Methodology and Measurement. London: Routledge, pp. 107-126. ISBN 978-0415301312 [Book Section]

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Violence is a research topic that is fraught with difficulties. A notoriously sensitive subject, and one that is presumed to be largely hidden, researchers have long struggled with the question of how to measure its impact and how to explore its incidence. Arising from the ESRC's Violence Research Programme, Researching Violence is a practical guide both to theses problems and to the obstacles encountered when negotiating this uneasy terrain. Comprising the reflections of researchers who have worked on diverse projects - from violence in the home to racial violence and homicide - this book demonstrates the ingenuity and at times courageous actions of researchers having to think on their feet. It also investigates the ethical and emotional issues arising from working with the victims and perpetrators of violence. This book will be indispensable for students and academics doing research projects on violence.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2003Published

Item ID:

13713

Date Deposited:

28 Sep 2015 15:27

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:47

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13713
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