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The pains of doing criminological research

Author: Kristel BeyensJenneke ChristiaensBart ClaesSteven De RidderHanne TournelAll authors
Publisher: Brussels : VUB Press, Brussels University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Criminologische studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By explicitly focusing on the lived experiences of criminology researchers and giving voice to their difficulties, struggles, frustrations, and the challenges they meet during their research, this book places the researcher in the center of the attention, providing a unique perspective to the classical handbook in research methods.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristel Beyens; Jenneke Christiaens; Bart Claes; Steven De Ridder; Hanne Tournel; Hilde Tubex
ISBN: 9789057182631 9057182637
OCLC Number: 837500601
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. Giving voice to the researcher / Kristel Beyens --
2. Paradigms. Waving the flag or flagging the wave? / Tom Bauwens, Philippe Kennes and Aline Bauwens --
3. The pains and gains of a social constructionist perspective on policy-supporting research / Tom Bauwens, Katrien De Koster, Els Enhus and Anneke Evenepoel --
4. Gender and prison ethnography. Some fieldwork implications / Bart Claes, Valesca Lippens, Philippe Kennes and Hanne Tournel --
5. Criminological research on non-national prisoners without a legal residence permit. The quest for the holy grail of data / Steven De Ridder --
6. Criminological-psychological case-work. Consequences of visiting the pits of hell / Stef Decoene --
7. Observing the observers. Participant observation in police settings / Chaim Demaree, Isabel Verwee and Els Enhus --
8. Getting personal. Reflections on the I of a researcher / Rudy Machiels --
9. Ethnography and emotions. The myth of the cold and objective scientist / Veerle Scheirs and An Nuytiens --
10. Breaking boundaries. Collapsing the dark side of researching criminology / Veerle Pashley and Marc Cools --
11. Facing resistance to research results / Iris Steenhout --
12. Pitfalls of comparative (penological) research and how to overcome them / Hilde Tubex.
Series Title: Criminologische studies.
Responsibility: Kristel Beyens, Jenneke Christiaens, Bart Claes, Steven De Ridder, Hanne Tournel and Hilde Tubex (eds.).

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By explicitly focusing on the lived experiences of criminology researchers and giving voice to their difficulties, struggles, frustrations, and the challenges they meet during their research, this book places the researcher in the center of the attention, providing a unique perspective to the classical handbook in research methods.

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"A welcome addition to the existing methodological literature for criminologists . . . Most qualitative researchers will recognize the pains described in this volume." --Dr. Damian Zaitch, associate Read more...

 
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