About This Journal
The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies was founded in 1998. Since then, it has played an important role in advancing scholarly development and research-practice interchanges in Ireland primarily in the area of social care and social work. This culminated in several special issues focused chiefly on principal developments in these disciplines and other high quality journal outputs.
In January 2023, the IJASS is being re-launched by Dr Lisa Moran (SETU Waterford) and Dr Rosemary Crosse (The University of Galway). The emphasis and scope of the journal is on international, Irish and European high quality research from a variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, geography child and youth research, education, criminology, social care, and social work. We are especially interested in transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research engaging professionals and researchers from a diversity of backgrounds including healthcare, veterinary sciences, agriculture etc. We welcome research using creative methodological approaches including biographic, narrative research, arts-based methodologies, ethnography as well as quantitative and mixed-method research. We welcome critical commentaries on methodological advancements, policy developments and theoretically-based work.
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