A mosaic, jigsaw or an abstact? Getting a big picture perspective on the third sector in North East England and Cumbria

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94496
Title:
A mosaic, jigsaw or an abstact? Getting a big picture perspective on the third sector in North East England and Cumbria
Authors:
Chapman, T. (Tony); Robinson, F. (Fred); Brown, J. (Judith); Shaw, S. (Sue); Ford, C. (Chris); Bailey, E. (Emma); Crow, R. (Robert)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Third Sector Development Unit.
Citation:
Chapman, T. et al. (2009) 'A mosaic, jigsaw or an abstact? Getting a big picture perspective on the third sector in North East England and Cumbria', pp.1-66.
Publisher:
Northern Rock Foundation
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94496
Additional Links:
http://www.nr-foundation.org.uk/thirdsectortrends/tt_downloads/Mosaic_Jig_or_Abstract_Report.pdf
Abstract:
This study of infrastructure groups was place-based and highlights the local and regional perspectives more generally; as such it supplements evidence available in research from other areas and national data. The researchers’ aim was to identify topics and questions which could be the focus of the next stages of the qualitative work within the Third Sector Trends Study, and to explore what a ‘big picture’ perspective on the local sector at this stage might comprise. To achieve this, the researchers began by interviewing chief officers of 29 main local, sub-regional and regional infrastructure organisations supporting the third sector across North East England and Cumbria. Key research objectives included identifying the role and relationships of these organisations, and the views of their chief officers on the issues facing the sector as a whole. The findings from the research are, therefore based on the interviewees’ understanding and perspectives, and are presented as such. They may be challenged by further empirical investigation. The research presents for exploration three alternative ways in which the sector might helpfully be conceptualised, each with its own implications for how policy, research and practice at local or national levels might be framed: As a mosaic: suggesting that that the sector as a whole can be described as having characteristics of its own, made up of the sum of its distinctive and separate parts. As a jigsaw: assuming that the component parts of the sector fit together, and that there are useful connections between individual organisations which may be studied by researchers. As an abstract: here meaning depends on the point of view of the observer. The sector is seen in many different ways by people applying different sets of values and expectations. To those seeking clarity and order, it may be seen as chaotic.
Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
mosaic; jigsaw; abstract; third sector; north east England; Cumbria
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 18/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorChapman, T. (Tony)en
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, F. (Fred)en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. (Judith)en
dc.contributor.authorShaw, S. (Sue)en
dc.contributor.authorFord, C. (Chris)en
dc.contributor.authorBailey, E. (Emma)en
dc.contributor.authorCrow, R. (Robert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T10:25:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-18T10:25:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94496-
dc.description.abstractThis study of infrastructure groups was place-based and highlights the local and regional perspectives more generally; as such it supplements evidence available in research from other areas and national data. The researchers’ aim was to identify topics and questions which could be the focus of the next stages of the qualitative work within the Third Sector Trends Study, and to explore what a ‘big picture’ perspective on the local sector at this stage might comprise. To achieve this, the researchers began by interviewing chief officers of 29 main local, sub-regional and regional infrastructure organisations supporting the third sector across North East England and Cumbria. Key research objectives included identifying the role and relationships of these organisations, and the views of their chief officers on the issues facing the sector as a whole. The findings from the research are, therefore based on the interviewees’ understanding and perspectives, and are presented as such. They may be challenged by further empirical investigation. The research presents for exploration three alternative ways in which the sector might helpfully be conceptualised, each with its own implications for how policy, research and practice at local or national levels might be framed: As a mosaic: suggesting that that the sector as a whole can be described as having characteristics of its own, made up of the sum of its distinctive and separate parts. As a jigsaw: assuming that the component parts of the sector fit together, and that there are useful connections between individual organisations which may be studied by researchers. As an abstract: here meaning depends on the point of view of the observer. The sector is seen in many different ways by people applying different sets of values and expectations. To those seeking clarity and order, it may be seen as chaotic.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorthern Rock Foundationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nr-foundation.org.uk/thirdsectortrends/tt_downloads/Mosaic_Jig_or_Abstract_Report.pdfen
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/03/2010]en
dc.subjectmosaicen
dc.subjectjigsawen
dc.subjectabstracten
dc.subjectthird sectoren
dc.subjectnorth east Englanden
dc.subjectCumbriaen
dc.titleA mosaic, jigsaw or an abstact? Getting a big picture perspective on the third sector in North East England and Cumbriaen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Third Sector Development Unit.en
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 18/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardChapman, T. et al. (2009) 'A mosaic, jigsaw or an abstact? Getting a big picture perspective on the third sector in North East England and Cumbria', pp.1-66.-
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