Research highlights

Methods in Motion Blog 1: Elizabeth Silva introduces Methods in Motion

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23 September 2016

Methods are ways of knowing, and they are always changing. Academics have recently become highly methodologically creative, inventing a swathe of new practical ways of knowing about social life. Yet we at CCIG would argue that researchers must go beyond meeting the intensified demand for new methods. Methods are important because what we know is changed by how we know it. Furthermore, the reasons why someone uses a particular method are linked to their wider ends and means; what makes useful knowledge in that specific field.

Narratives of ADHD: women’s narrative accounts of living with ADHD

The Narratives of ADHD project is funded by a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant award. It is a one-year project that began in April 2015. It is lead by Lindsey O’Dell from the Faculty of Health and Social Care (OU), with Paul Stenner (CCIG, and School of Psychology, OU) and Mary Horton-Salway (formerly Psychology, OU) as co-applicants and Alison Davies as the lead researcher.

Divide and rule, unite and resist

Divide and rule, unite and resist is a field study in Pietermartizburg, South Africa funded by the British Academy.

The project is led by John Dixon (Professor of Social Psychology, The Open University, CCIG member) and Kevin Durrheim (Department of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal) and is also being partly funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Understanding the Self-management of Chronic Low Back Pain

Self-management is a core feature of contemporary forms of governance and it is central to current health strategy around chronic low back pain. Its concept and meaning for those involved, however, need to be better understood if it is to be successful. CCIG’s Professor Paul Stenner is currently working on developing new solutions and methods for meeting the challenges of chronic low back pain.