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Doing research with refugees : Issues and guidelines - Bogusia Temple

Doing research with refugees

Issues and guidelines

By: Bogusia Temple (Editor), Rhetta Moran (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2006
ISBN: 9781861345981
Number Of Pages: 232

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Policy makers are increasingly advocating the involvement of users in the evaluation and development of health and social services across the UK. At the same time, the value of lay knowledge and community participation in social science research has been recognised. This book is the first specifically to explore methodological issues relating to the involvement of refugees in both service evaluation and development and research more generally. It builds on a two-year seminar series funded by the ESRC and attended by members of a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as academics and refugees themselves. The participants jointly drew up a set of good practice guidelines that are re-produced in the book for the first time. Key features include: a focus on the methodology for active involvement of refugees; a discussion of barriers to involvement; suggestions for overcoming barriers; analysis of existing practices and ideas for change; implications for policy, research and practice. Doing research with refugees is essential reading for anyone working with in the field. This includes academics, researchers, health and social care providers and voluntary organisations. Refugees themselves who are interested in their role in service evaluation, development and research will also find the book of interest.

"Here is a book about refugee people, including those seeking asylum, as agents. Their participation in the research processes which inform the policies that shape their lives is seen as vital to the success both of the research and the ensuing social action. This is a pioneering collection that explores a new, and to some, disconcerting, direction in research. No one engaged in research with refugees can afford to ignore the questions it raises." Nicholas Sagovsky, Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and Visiting Professor in Theology and Public Life at Liverpool Hope University

Introductionp. 1
Refugees as researchers : experiences from the project 'bridges and fences : paths to refugee integration in the EU'p. 21
Limited exchanges : approaches to involving people who do not speak English in research and service developmentp. 37
Breaking the silence : participatory research processes about health with Somali refugee people seeking asylump. 55
Home/lessness as an indicator of integration : interviewing refugees about the meaning of home and accommodationp. 75
The community leader, the politician and the policeman : a personal perspectivep. 97
Complexity and community empowerment in regeneration, 2002-04p. 111
Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practicep. 133
Challenging barriers to participation in qualitative research : involving disabled refugeesp. 155
Why religion mattersp. 167
Action learning : a research approach that helped me to rediscover my integrityp. 183
Guidelines funded through the economic and social research council seminar series 'eliciting the views of refugee people seeking asylum'p. 203
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ISBN: 9781861345981
ISBN-10: 1861345984
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st January 2006
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48