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The value of qualitative research in the social housing sector

Ahmed, AAI 2011, 'The value of qualitative research in the social housing sector' , RIEN briefing paper series , pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Research in the social housing sector is usually undertaken to inform business decisions and policy formation and to identify priorities for action. It has also become important in gathering contextual information regarding performance and accountability, and it is probably due to the latter factors that much of the research undertaken by and within the sector has historically been quantitative – or statistical – in nature andoutput. The focus of this briefing paper is to highlight the uses of quantitative approaches to data collection and also to make a case for more use of qualitative approaches to supplement these. The housing sector has traditionally focussed heavily on quantifiable achievements, however, qualitative research can complement a lot of the quantitative research undertaken.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: RIEN briefing paper series
Publisher: HQN Ltd
Refereed: No
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: A Ahmed
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 13:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28395

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