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JAMES RUSSELL PUBLICATIONS AND SURVEYS

The following information has been provided by James Russell
[Last update 12 December 2012]

 

Background

James Russell, M.A. (St. Andrews), Ph.D. (Strathclyde), has carried out survey research for the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission, Centre for Environmental Studies, St. Vincent de Paul [Ireland], Social Science Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Health and Social Security, National Childrens’ Bureau, Scottish Office and Strathclyde Regional Council.

In 2009 Russell contacted CAIN and ARK to donate his collection of completed survey forms and copies of his published papers. His papers are listed below with PDF versions of some of them available for download. His original completed survey forms were held by ARK with a view to conducting secondary analysis on some of the information. The forms have now (December 2012) been digitised and made available on ARK as part of Surveys Online.

 

Publication List

 

Reports to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC):

Russell, James. (1971). 'Civic Education in Northern Ireland', Initial Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16645]

Russell, James. (1971). 'Civic Education in Northern Ireland: Belfast and Beyond', Second Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16646]

Russell, James. (1972). 'Civic Education in Northern Ireland: Variations and Similarites by Age', Third Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16647]

Russell, James. (1972). 'Civic Education in Northern Ireland: Intelligence Quotient', Fourth Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16648]

Russell, James. (1973). 'Civic Education in Northern Ireland', Final Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC), (Secondary Schools). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16649]
[Final report contains the contents of reports 'Initial' to 'Fourth' above.]


 

Academic and Other Publications:

Fraser, R.M., Overy, R., Russell, J., Dunlap, R., et al. (1972). 'Children and Conflict'. Community Forum, 2, ... [2772]

Russell, James. (1972). Some Aspects of the Civic Education of Secondary Schoolboys in Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission. ... [16634]
[Copy received; awaiting scan of item]

Russell, James. (1973). 'Socialisation Into Conflict', Final Report to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (NICRC) on all surveys carried out during 1971-72, Volumes 1 and 2. (Primary and Secondary Schools). Belfast: Unpublished Report. ... [16650]

Russell, James. (1974). 'The Sources of Conflict'. The Northern Teacher (Northern Committee of the Irish National Teachers' Union), 11, (3 Winter 1974/75): 3-11. ... [1657]
[Full Text; PDF; 2823KB]

Russell, James. (1975). 'Northern Ireland: Socialisation into Conflict'. Social Studies, (Irish Journal of Sociology), 4, (2: Summer 1975): 109-123. ... [16635]
[Full Text; PDF; 1573KB]

Russell, James. (1976). 'Socialisation into Conflict', (Proceedings Education Conference 1976). 11-14. Galway: University College Galway. ... [16636]

Russell, James., and Schellenberg, James A. (1976). 'Political Attitude Structure of Schoolboys in Northern Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 3, (2): 73-86. ... [1655]
[Full Text; PDF; 2174KB]

Schellenberg, James., and Russell, James. (1976). 'Inter-group attitudes of choolboys in Northern Ireland'. International Journal of Group Tensions, 6, (1 and 2): 22-35. ... [16638]

Russell, James. (1976). 'Violence and the Ulster Schoolboy'. Northern Ireland New Society Social Studies Reader, ... [16639]

Russell, James. (1977). 'Replication of Instability: Political Socialisation in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Political Science, 7, (1: January 1977): 115-128. ... [16637]
[Full Text; PDF; 2071KB]

Russell, James. (1977). 'Motivations for Vandalism in Northern Ireland', (Proceedings of the Education Conference). Cork: University College Cork. ... [16640]
[Copy received; awaiting scan of item]

Russell, James. (1977). 'Integrated Schooling in Northern Ireland'. The Secondary Teacher, (Journal of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland), 7, (1: Autumn 1977): ... [16643]
[Full Text; PDF; 295KB]

Russell, James. (1977). 'Motivations for Use, Defacement and Destruction of Housing and Neighbourhood Facilities in Northern Ireland', (Report to the Centre for Environmental Studies). London: Unpublished Report. ... [16651]

Russell, James. (1978). 'Friendship between Religions and Integrated Schooling in Northern Ireland', (Concise Report to the Social Science Research Council). London: Unpublished Report. ... [16652]

Russell, James. (1980). Housing Amidst Civil Unrest. London: Centre for Environmental Studies. ... [16641]
[Copy received; awaiting scan of item]

Russell, James. (1980). 'The Extent and Possible Consequences of Inter-Communal Group Friendship in Northern Ireland: Secondary Analysis of Four Surveys', (Proceedings of Education Conference). Limerick: ... [16644]
[Full Text; PDF; 1646KB]

McKernan, James., and Russell, James. (1980). 'Differences of Religion and Sex in the Value Systems of Northern Ireland Adolescents'. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 1980, (19): 115-118. ... [16642]
[Full Text; PDF; 873KB]

 

The Surveys

James Russell retained the completed questionnaires / survey forms from three surveys of school children conducted by him in the 1970s. Pre-Pilot and Pilot Surveys were carried out before all three surveys.

Survey of school children on the topic of Civic Education

Secondary School Survey; 1971; [n=1,932]

Primary School Survey; 1972; [n=1,112]

Survey of school children on the topic of Vandalism in Greater Craigavon

Secondary School Survey; 1975; [n=1,088]

James Russell, with the support of the Centre for Environmental Studies under David Donnisson, was able to negotiate entrance to the Schools of Greater Craigavon to carry out a survey on the topic of Vandalism. The aims of the third Northern Ireland schoolboy survey [1975] were to:

  • gather self-reported information about the nature and frequency of acts of defacement and destruction of housing and neighbourhood facilities;
  • examine the motivations leading to such destruction; and
  • investigate background factors which may be important in predicting destructive attitudes and behaviour.

Two pilot studies [1974] were used to collect a list of destructive acts without suggesting that they were carried out by the schoolboys concerned.

The Final survey [N=1,088] was conducted among all the third and fifth year secondary schoolboys present at schools on the days of interviews in the Greater Craigavon area of Northern Ireland [Lurgan, Brownlow and Portadown]. In these the schoolboys were asked to mention which, if any, of these destructive acts they were engaged in. As promised, all the finished questionnaires were mixed before the class, tied in a bundle and taken away without anyone in the school seeing them.

About fifty acts of destruction and defacement were mentioned by the schoolboys. The survey methods used preserved the anonymity of the youths concerned.

The results of the above surveys can now be found on ARK's Surveys Online.

 

   

 


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