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Music-making as creative intervention
Nicola Scaldaferri

This chapter is centred on my research into sound identities and musical practices in Basilicata, which started at the end of the 1980s. Ever since, I have used performing music as a form of research by way of active participation as a musician in the local scene. Performance-based research has a long history within ethnomusicology (Cottrell 2007 ). One of its most famous formulations is found in the concept of bimusicality proposed by Mantle Hood, who considered musical practice a privileged way to approach a foreign musical culture ( 1960 ). As a native

in Sonic ethnography
Leonie Hannan
Sarah Longair

In Chapter 1 we considered how different disciplines approach the study of the material world and traced its role within historical practice. In this chapter, we will look at strategies for developing effective research projects using material culture. First, we focus on initiating your project, then on how to formulate effective research questions. We then discuss a range of issues that affect the design of your project, followed by four case studies, and conclude with guidance on creating a realistic research schedule. Putting these foundations in

in History through material culture
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Methods for exploring mundane jographies
Simon Cook

questions posed by my interest in jographies have guided my research for the last few years, during which I have conducted three different projects exploring running widely as a mobile practice and more specifically as a mode of transport (see Cook, 2016, 2017 ; Cook, Shaw and Simpson, 2016b for more details). When these projects began, there was little in the way of methodological precedence for understanding running from social science/humanities perspectives. Auto-ethnography had been very successfully used by Allen-Collinson and Hockey ( 2001 ) in their research

in Mundane Methods
Owen Price
Karina Lovell

Chapter 3: Quantitative research design Owen Price and Karina Lovell Chapter overview Quantitative research uses large samples and, as such, the findings of well-conducted studies can often be generalised to larger populations. However, it is important that studies are well-designed to avoid errors in their interpretation and/or the reporting of inaccurate results. Misleading results from quantitative studies can have serious negative implications such as wasting public money on flawed policies and subjecting service users to ineffective or harmful treatments

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers
Jonathan Blaney
Sarah Milligan
Marty Steer
, and
Jane Winters

-readable form, most of the methods described in this book will be applicable, regardless of whether it began life as writing on parchment or as binary code. But before you get started with your research, it is vital to understand the way in which your digital source was created, and how it has been made available to you. The growing interest in material culture has led, among other things, to a much greater focus on the ways in which books and newspapers were produced, circulated and used. Historians working with digital sources need to have the same understanding of how

in Doing digital history
Brian Pullan
Michele Abendstern

chap 11 23/9/03 1:18 pm Page 239 11 Research and rationalisation In 1985 the UGC began to reveal the formula which it proposed to use in order to calculate the block grant for each university (‘transparency’ became one of the managerial watchwords of the late 1980s). About two-thirds of the grant would now depend on criteria related to teaching (student numbers, rather than proven pedagogic excellence), the rest on criteria related to research. It appeared that the Committee intended to divide universities into ‘cost centres’; to arrive at a ‘resource

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90
David Ranc

2 Researching partisan identification Hypotheses and framework of analysis The condemnation, by football authorities (FIFA, UEFA), of the increase in the number of foreign football players rests on a few understated assumptions that deserve investigation. When it comes to clubs, it is assumed that they represent a national identity. When it comes to supporters, it is assumed that they identify with the club they support because they share the nationality of its players and that other grounds for identification play a more minor role. The framework of analysis

in Foreign players and football supporters
Margaret Brazier
Emma Cave

13.1 The legal and moral status of the human embryo continues to attract controversy. For the devout Roman Catholic and many others, life is given by God and begins at conception, thus the deliberate destruction of an embryo, be it in the course of embryo research, or by abortion, is the equivalent of killing you or us. The destruction of the embryo can only be justifiable, if at all, where the mother’s life is at risk. Even in such a case, abortion is still not lawful in some countries. 1 In 2010, three women went to the European Court of Human Rights

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)
Jean-Marc Fontan
Denis Bussière

7 Evaluating the partnership research process Jean-Marc Fontan and Denis Bussières Translation by Elizabeth Carlyse As part of the project Strengthening Knowledge Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development: A Global Study on Community–University Partnerships, the team at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, www. was given the task of developing an evaluation process for research partnerships. First, a definition of partnership research was developed. Second, the concept of evaluation is discussed and an attempt made to

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Helen Brooks
Penny Bee
, and
Anne Rogers

A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers Chapter 7: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Helen Brooks, Penny Bee and Anne Rogers Chapter overview The term ‘qualitative research’ encompasses a wide range of different methods. What underpins these is a shared aim of understanding the meaning people attribute to experiences in their lives. It has been defined as an ‘interpretive approach concerned with understanding the meanings which people attach to actions, decisions, beliefs, values within their social world’ (Ritchie and

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers