Research Methods

Freedom of Information Research and Cultural Studies: A Subterranean Affinity

Introducing the idea of *subterranean affinity*, this article explores how methodological use of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests can contribute to the field of cultural studies. Contributing to literatures on transparency and secrecy, we …

Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design (Routledge, 2019)

This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how Freedom of Information (FOI) law and processes can contribute to social science research design across sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, journalism and education. Comparing the use …

Repertoires of Empirical Social Science and Freedom of Information Requests: Four Techniques for Analyzing Disclosures

https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Methods-of-Criminology-and-Criminal-Justice-Research/?k=9781787698666

Using Freedom of Information Requests in Socio-Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, and Criminology

The chapter explores the use of freedom of information (ATI/FOI) requests in social science research, with specific focus on using ATI/FOI requests in socio-legal studies, criminal justice studies, and criminology.

Secrecy Research Amidst the Ruins of an Atomic Weapons Research Facility

Research objective: This chapter will help researchers explore places where secrecy persists despite acts of declassification and derestriction intended to make them more “open” and “transparent”. Research puzzle: The puzzle the chapter …

Freedom of Information Requests and Disclosures as Social Science Data

https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sage-research-methods-foundations

Brokering Access Beyond the Border and in the Wild: Comparing Freedom of Information Law and Policy in Canada and the United States

Contributing to literature on jurisdictional variation in freedom of information (FOI) law and policy, we draw from accounts of experiences of FOI requests submitted to police agencies in nine Canadian provinces and ten US states. We conceptualize …

Ethics Review and Freedom of Information Requests in Qualitative Research

Freedom of information (FOI) is typically analyzed as a law and legal discourse. In sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies, FOI is also increasingly used as a method to generate disclosures about inside government practices. Absent from this …

Theorizing Freedom of Information: The Live Archive, Obfuscation, and Actor-Network Theory

Freedom of information (FOI) is typically analyzed as a law and legal discourse. In sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies, FOI is also increasingly used as a method to generate disclosures about inside government practices. Absent from this …

Criteria for Quality in Qualitative Research and Use of Freedom of Information Requests in the Social Sciences

Freedom of information (FOI) is typically analyzed as a law and legal discourse. In sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies, FOI is also increasingly used as a method to generate disclosures about inside government practices. Absent from this …