The Craft of Knowledge

Experiences of Living with Data

  • Carol Smart
  • Jenny Hockey
  • Allison James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Jenny Hockey, Allison James, Carol Smart
      Pages 1-18
  3. The Changing Politics and Context of Research

  4. Research and the Crafting of Knowledge

  5. Living with Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Kath Woodward
      Pages 149-161
    3. Carolyn Steedman
      Pages 162-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 176-192

About this book


This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.


children history interview knowledge methods Nation politics qualitative research social research

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Smart
    • 1
  • Jenny Hockey
    • 2
  • Allison James
    • 2
  1. 1.The Morgan Centre, School of Social SciencesUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

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