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The research potential of testimony from public inquiry websites

Gibbs, Graham R. and Hall, Christopher (2007) The research potential of testimony from public inquiry websites. Children and Society, 21 (1). pp. 69-79. ISSN 0951-0605

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    Abstract

    Policy and practice in child welfare and protection has been significantly influenced by public
    inquiries or commissions which follow highly publicised child tragedies. Whilst there has been
    considerable comment on the final reports, there has been little research on the evidence gathered
    for such inquiries. Large amounts of testimony are collected which are increasingly available
    on inquiry websites. Such evidence offers new forms of readily available data about
    professional practice across a wide range of topics. Suggestions are made about research
    methods and search functions, and links to some sites provided. However, the data must be
    understood in the context in which it was produced.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 41 (Sociology) © 2007 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2007 National Children’s Bureau
    Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:21
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/345

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