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Social Theory and Research - A Professional Dilemma

Lipscomb, Martin (2018) Social Theory and Research - A Professional Dilemma. In: Researcher Development Programme, 9 May 2018, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Social theory and sociological ideas run through or infuse most if not all humanities research projects. Theory can be overtly recognized and explored or, more frequently, it is implicitly assumed. Researchers who are also professionals (e.g., nurses, teachers, physiotherapists, paramedics etc.) often invoke or reference social theory/sociological ideas without prior training or education. That is, they use and deploy (or overlook) theories/ideas - but - they do so unaware of the full meaning or implications of doing so. This workshop explores some of the problems and issues that are thrown up by this practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: research methods, research students, Researcher Development Framework, Researcher Development Programme, student researcher development, humanities research, social theory, sociological ideas
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Martin Lipscomb
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 13:23
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 12:42
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6630

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