The value of qualitative research in the social housing sector

Ahmed, AAI ORCID: 2011, The value of qualitative research in the social housing sector , Discussion Paper, HQN Ltd.

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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: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: RIEN briefing paper series
Publisher: HQN Ltd
Refereed: No
Series Name: RIEN Briefing papers
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: A Ahmed
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 13:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:18

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