This two year project will examine the nature and prevalence of
effects of the violence of 'the troubles' on the general
population of Northern Ireland. The project will employ a range
of methods, both qualitative and quantitative, within an action
research paradigm, and the involvement of those directly affected
in the troubles in informing the direction of the research. Outcomes
will include a directory of groups and services available to those
experiencing physical or emotional after-effects related to the
troubles, and this will be drawn up in the initial phase of the
work. Early qualitative work will provide in-depth accounts for
qualitative analysis, and provide the basis for a field survey
of a random structured sample of 3,500 people drawn from the general
population. Interviewers will be specially trained and interviewees
can be given information about the directory of sources if appropriate.
Fatal incidents in Northern Ireland: an analysis of deaths in the troubles of 1969-1994. (with Mike Morrissey)
The Cost of The Troubles: the qualitative and quantitative findings (working title)(with Mike Morrissey)
What I did in the war, Daddy! Stories children tell about the troubles in Northern Ireland (working title)
Three age-specific educational children's books: to be commissioned
from a professional children's writer by Barnardos, Save the Children
Fund and the Cost of The Troubles Study in partnership.
Researching the effects of the Troubles on the current Northern
Ireland population: methodological considerations. World Congress
on Violence, August 1997 & Ethnic Studies Network, 1997 &
The main features of the effects of the troubles on specifically affected sub-populations in Northern Ireland. Paper to the Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations.
Report of a study-exchange visit between South Africa and Northern Ireland to examine effects of bereavement and injury on people who have lived through political unrest. (with Mike Morrissey)
"It's just like home": some comparisons between the effects of violence on children in inner city America and in low-intensity political conflict in Northern Ireland. (commissioned for Smith College Journal)
Researching the cost of the troubles using a participatory action research paradigm: some methodological implications.
The cost of the troubles: some health and social policy implications.
"I wish someone had told me...": suggestions on surviving
violent bereavement and injury from those who have survived.
The Cost of the Troubles: qualitative analysis of the interview data.
Report on a public hearing on media coverage of the troubles.