Academic Journal Articles
- Grant A. and Kara H. Considering the Autistic advantage in qualitative research: The strengths of Autistic researchers. Contemporary Social Science.
- Dayson C., Bimpson E., Ellis-Paine A., Gilbertson J., Kara H. The ‘resilience’ of community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic: Absorptive, adaptive and transformational capacity during a crisis response. Voluntary Sector Review.
- Mutard B., Medley S. and Kara H. Scholarship in Action. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.
- Dayson C., Bimpson E., Ellis-Paine A., Gilbertson J., Kara H. Ever More Needed? The role of the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centre for Ageing Better.
- Kara H. and Brooks J. The potential role of comics in teaching qualitative methods. The Qualitative Report.
- Samuel G., Ahmed W., Kara H., Jessop C., Quinton S. and Sanger S. Is it time to re-evaluate the ethics governance of social media research? Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.
- Pickering L. and Kara H. New directions in qualitative research ethics (editorial). International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
- Pickering L. and Kara H. Presenting and representing others: Towards an ethics of engagement. International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
- Kara H. Identity and power in co-produced activist research. Qualitative Research.
- Vigurs K. and Kara H. Participants’ productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI 10.1080/13645579.2016.1221259
- Kara H. The value of carers in mental health research. Journal of Public Mental Health
- Kara H. The Story of G:Up, a regional third sector network. Third Sector Research Centre, Working Paper 138.
- Kara H and Arvidson M. To what extent can evaluation frameworks help NGOs to address health inequalities caused by social exclusion? Perspectives in Public Health.
- Kara H. Mental health service user involvement in research: where have we come from, where are we going? Journal of Public Mental Health.
- Kara H. It’s hard to tell how research feels: using fiction to enhance academic research and writing. Qualitative Research in Organisations and Management
- Kara H. Ethics versus the law: The case of the Belfast project. In O’Mathúna D. and Iphofen R. (eds) Ethics, Integrity and Policymaking: The Value of the Case Study. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Kara H. What is good evidence? In Iphofen R. (ed) Ethical Evidence-Based Policymaking. Berlin: Springer.
- Kara H. Democratising research in practice. In Iphofen R. and Tolich M. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. London: Sage.
- Kara H. Facilitating procedural ethics: Establishing the research ethics application database at Oxford University. In Tolich M. (ed) Qualitative Ethics in Practice, pp 183-192. Left Coast Press.
- Arvidson M. and Kara H. Valuing third sector achievements in a service delivery context: Evaluations and social value. In Rees J. and Mullins D. (eds) The third sector delivering public services: Developments, innovations and challenges. Policy Press.
Chameleons In A Kaleidoscope: How It Feels To Work In Partnership As A Sure Start Manager (click to download, 1.3Mb PDF)
This is my PhD thesis, published in 2006. It offers a sharp critique of some of the destructive aspects of New Labour’s modernisation agenda, and an illuminating exploration of the emotional demands of managing development work with children and families in areas of deprivation. It contains information about a new method of data collection using storytelling, and demonstrates the enormous potential of this method to produce rich data about sensitive subjects. It also outlines an innovative method of data analysis using multiple coding frames, and gives a reflexive account of the PhD process written in a creative fictionalised style. The relationships between fact and fiction, truth and authenticity, and issues of partnership, identity, emotion and language, are explored in detail.