De bruikbaarheid van kwalitatief onderzoek met etnografische principes in het toezicht | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324


The use of qualitative research methods by the Inspectorate SZW

Margaret Chotkowski, Francien Rosing & Sandhya Badal

The Inspectorate SZW conducted a longitudinal qualitative study on labor market re-integration services for unemployed youth on social benefits. This research design had some ethnographic features and was innovative for the Inspectorate. This article examines whether the Inspectorate and other, similar organizations can benefit from using such research methods. First, we describe the main characteristics and results of our research. Then we reflect on the research design and its added value, limitations and dilemmas for the Inspectorate. We conclude by illustrating how qualitative research with ethnographic features is, with some limitations, a valuable addition to the array of intervention methods used by supervising bodies such as the Inspectorate.


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