Researching the Margins

Strategies for Ethical and Rigorous Research With Marginalised Communities

  • Marian Pitts
  • Anthony Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony Smith, Marian Pitts
      Pages 3-41
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Mary L. O’Brien, Annie Madden
      Pages 45-65
    3. Lynne Hillier, Kelley Johnson, Rannveig Traustadóttir
      Pages 84-95
    4. Lynne Hillier, Anne Mitchell, Shelley Mallett
      Pages 114-129
    5. Jeffrey Grierson, Peter Canavan
      Pages 143-159
    6. Michael Hurley
      Pages 160-189
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 190-208

About this book


Social researchers are increasingly aware of their obligations to the 'hard to reach' communities they research. This book identifies the issues associated with researching these communities and offers both conceptual analyses and practical suggestions. The contributors are members of ARCSHS staff or drawn from the affected communities themselves.


Affect disability identity research social research

Editors and affiliations

  • Marian Pitts
    • 1
  • Anthony Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.ARCSHSAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Research CentreIn Sex, Health and SocietyAustralia

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