Teaching resource: The Last Refuge

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"Thinking critically about the project’s methodology"

The Last Refuge teaching resource incorporates a selection of the qualitative material collected during the course of the Peter Townsend’s 1950s Last Refuge study, which was a major investigation of long-stay institutional care for old people in Britain.

This resource consists of a series of activities which can be used in the classroom or in self-paced learning. Sections have examples of the original data, activities based on Townsend’s original methodology, and hints for tutors which give suggestions for further discussion.

The aims of this resource are to think critically about the original project's methodology and think through what kinds of opportunities and challenges these methods might present for reuse of that data.

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The Last Refuge collection

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Peter Townsend

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Reuse

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Survey

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Visual

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Using images

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Observation

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Diaries

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