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Title: Pearl Jephcott: The Legacy of a forgotten sociological research pioneer
Authors: Goodwin, John D.
O'Connor, Henrietta
First Published: 23-May-2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications for British Sociological Association
Citation: Sociology, 2015, 49 (1), pp.139 –155
Abstract: While the lives and works of many sociologists have now been well documented, numerous sociologists at the ‘coal face’ of social research remain ignored. Consequently, beyond the contributions of those more ‘well-known’ scholars, considerably more needs to be done to examine the history of our discipline and reassess the significant contributions made by ‘other’ researchers so that we may reappraise what can be learnt from these ‘pioneer scholars’. In this article we focus on Pearl Jephcott (1900–1980), who in a research career spanning 40 years, but now largely forgotten, was at the forefront of methodological innovation in the 1960s. We offer an introduction to her work, focusing on questions such as why were her methods innovative and why is she now ignored within sociology?
DOI Link: 10.1177/0038038514530536
ISSN: 0038-0385
eISSN: 1469-8684
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Sociology, 2014, online first 23 May 2014 doi: 10.1177/0038038514530536 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © John D. Goodwin and Henrietta O'Connor. Version of record:
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