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Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practice

Kirsteen Tait

in Doing research with refugees

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781861345981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0008
Refugee voices as evidence in policy and practice

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This chapter provides two case studies that show how a wider evidence base of refugee experiences and voices might be created using past research by non-government officials. The first case study is on understanding why asylum seekers come to the UK. It examines a recent piece of policy-oriented research that was commissioned by the Home Office and subsequently recognises its methodological rigidity. The second case study is about a national refugee-integration policy, which suggests that the existing evidence base of refugee voices and experiences needs to be supplemented and complemented to create a realistic picture of the effects of policies.

Keywords: case studies; evidence base; refugee experiences; asylum seekers; policy-oriented research; Home Office; refugee-integration policy; effects of policies

Chapter.  7426 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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