Working with material from the Sheppey archive

Lyon, Dawn and Morgan Brett, Bethany and Crow, Graham (2012) Working with material from the Sheppey archive. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15 (4). pp. 301-309. ISSN 1364-5579. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2012.688314) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article reflects on the experience of working with archived data in the Living and Working on Sheppey project which revisited material from Ray Pahl's research on the Isle of Sheppey, published in the modern sociological classic, Divisions of Labour (1984). The article considers the reasons for revisiting archived material and some of the opportunities and challenges of working with archived material. For this discussion, we focus on one particular element of the original research: a collection of essays written by school leavers in 1978, and the archived notes from Pahl's preliminary analysis of these data. We also draw on interviews with Pahl about this aspect of his research, and our experience of repeating the essay-writing exercise. We conclude with some comments on the dynamic character of the archive.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Special Issue: Perspectives on working with archived textual and visual material in social research
Uncontrolled keywords: archival research, community, imagination, secondary analysis, work, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 09:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37183 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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