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New Tools in Welfare Research

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359 sider
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ISBN 978 87 87564 97 7

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The anthology New Tools in Welfare Research presents various tools for qualitative and quantitative research on welfare, building on both new and established theoretical perspectives and research methods. The contributions were developed within the framework of the Nordic Summer University, and were thus influenced by different research traditions at colleges and universities in the Nordic countries.

Research tools that get people involved are described; people's own statements and experiences are utilized and interpreted on the basis of established theoretical perspectives such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, and interactionism. The research approaches presented enable people of different ages to participate in formulating the image of their living conditions. This can be done together with children, adults, or old people in different life situations. It is also shown that comparative approaches may offer new insight into the various dimensions of the welfare system as a cultural practice. 

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Introduction

Paradigms, theories and methods in research on men's violence in intimate relationships

Narratives from children in vulnerable situations

The child as a linking interested party in the negotiating modern family

Focus groups with creative elements, PI-interviews

Using the vignette method in comparative welfare research

How is methodological emancipation possible? Rethinking the potentials of multivariate methods for intersectional analyses

Interactive research - A practical example and a crtical assessment

Service provision in the welfare state - Care-taking, interaction and construction of meaning

Everyday lives of older people with a dementia - Studies of interaction in elder care

Policy language in the care for the aged in Japan and Sweden - Does it reflect or steer ideology?

The use of political terms and the modernisation of the welfare state

The Welfare State's 'Stepchildren'. An intersectonal perspective on ethnic relations and discrimination in Sweden

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