Doing research with refugees: Issues and guidelines by Bogusia Temple, Rhetta Moran

By Bogusia Temple, Rhetta Moran

This e-book is the 1st particularly to discover methodological matters when it comes to the involvement of refugees in either carrier evaluate and improvement and study extra commonly. It builds on a two-year seminar sequence funded through the ESRC and attended through participants of a number of statutory and voluntary corporations, in addition to teachers and refugees themselves. The contributors together drew up a collection of excellent perform directions which are re-produced within the e-book for the 1st time.Key good points contain a spotlight at the method for energetic involvement of refugees; a dialogue of obstacles to involvement; feedback for overcoming obstacles; research of present practices and concepts for swap and a dialogue of the results for coverage, study and practice.Doing examine with refugees is vital examining for an individual operating with within the box. This contains teachers, researchers, healthiness and social care companies and voluntary businesses. Refugees themselves who're attracted to their position in provider overview, improvement and learn also will locate the ebook of interest.

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And Williams, G. (1996) ‘Public health research and lay knowledge’, Social Science and Medicine, vol 42, no 5, pp 759-68. Refugee Council (2003) Hungry and homeless: The impact of the withdrawal of state support on asylum seekers, refugee communities and the voluntary sector. Findings from research into the impact of section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, London: Refugee Council with funding from Oxfam. W. (1982) The origins and growth of action learning, Bromley: Chartwell Bratt.

Findings Not all interviews were insightful, since some tended to reproduce the same types of materials and comments, while in other cases the quality of interviews varied with the skills of the interviewer or the willingness of the interviewee to talk freely. The reproduction of the same issues simply confirmed the presence of the issue for many refugees. An interesting dimension, rarely available to the qualitative researcher, is that the relatively large number of interviews permitted extensive and substantive analysis within the framework of the qualitative method used19 .

This does not mean that representative sampling should not be used but that the sampling procedure should match the aim of the research. As Taylor (2003) argues, policy developers and service providers, and we would add funders, find it problematic to deal with the many voices coming from within communities and they favour one voice. Choosing one person to represent an entire community may be an issue in that they can be accused of being unrepresentative by both sides. Taylor feels that researchers need to acknowledge who is representing whom.

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