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Moving from ‘gut feeling’ to ‘pure facts’: Launching the ASI interview as part of in-service training for social workers
Several standardized assessment instruments have been introduced in social work in the last 10 years. One such instrument, the Addiction Severity Index, is used today in the Swedish social services,Expand
Analysing documents through fieldwork
"'We Can't Just Do It Any Which Way' – Objectivity Work among Swedish Prosecutors"
Objectivity is a principle widely acknowledged and honoured in contemporary society. Rather than treating objectivity as an a priori defined category to be tested empirically, I refer to theExpand
Interviewees with an agenda: learning from a ‘failed’ interview
Social constructionists consider interviews as mutually co-constructing meaning. But what if the interlocutors do not seem to agree on what they construct? What if the interviewee has a particularlyExpand
Indications of Quality or Quality as a Matter of Fact? : “Open Comparisons” within the Social Work Sector
Improving quality by auditing, ranking, and measuring the public sector is now a well-established practice. Quality measurements within social work are no exception, despite professionals’ initialExpand
Accounts of Honesty: Refuting Allegations of Bribery
This article investigates the stories told by Swedish men charged with bribery. The interviews are drawn from a study of court cases relating to bribery. White-collar criminals often justify theirExpand
Reanalysis of Earlier Collected Material
Data from finished projects may stay in a researcher’s mind for many reasons: a fascination for a field, members’ charm, odd circumstances in the collecting process, analytical frustration etc. YetExpand
Categories by Heart: Shortcut Reasoning in a Cardiology Clinic
This article examines the practice of doctors and nurses to invoke the categories of age, sex, class, ethnicity, and/or lifestyle factors when discussing individual patients and patient groups. InExpand