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A politics of doing social research for fishery biologists, managers and industry


Bradshaw, MB, A politics of doing social research for fishery biologists, managers and industry, Qualitative Research, 3, (3) pp. 359-377. ISSN 1468-7941 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1468794103033005


Social impact assessment of management change is becoming an increasingly common injunction in many fisheries around the world. Funding for such work is often provided by government and/or corporate bodies and can require researchers to work with industry participants and fishery biologists and managers to produce work that is credible and useful to these groups. Design of such work, therefore, is scrutinized by other than social researchers. In this article, I present some responses to challenges put by fishery biologists, fishery managers and industry participants regarding my research. It eventuated that in my work I had to be mindful of both political and methodological requirements affecting the credibility, use and funding of my research outside the academy. © 2003, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
ID Code:28737
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-31

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