Methodological challenges in the implementation and evaluation of social welfare policies
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, E-ISSN 1464-5300, Vol. 15, no 1, 69-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
As social reality is quite elusive, even regarding seemingly well-recognized everyday concepts and objects, there are always methodological challenges underlying assessments and evaluations of implementation policies. The present article addresses this area of concern by presenting the results of a rereading of an empirical study of elderly home care services. Our results reveal the emergence of a dissolution of common and professional key concepts and objects in these welfare services to a degree that challenges both the implementation policy and the evaluation of policy. We claim that this has methodological implications for evaluation of implementation policies in general.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 15, no 1, 69-80 p.
shadowing, ecological analysis, boundary object, (re)negotiation, time, intervention, needs, gender, elderly care. evaluation, implementation policy
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45957DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2011.578838ISI: 000302171200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-45957DiVA: diva2:436572
E-pub ahead of print: 06 Jul 20112011-08-242011-08-242013-02-06Bibliographically approved