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Undercover research is an emotive and controversial field often equated with deception and transgression. Using classic examples and contemporary case studies, Covert Research challenges covert research’s dispersed place within the social sciences and rehabilitates its reputation as a powerful research method.  

Drawing in part on his own undercover research into the night-time economy of bouncers, author David Calvey explores the roots and evolution of covert research; his deft treatment of the fear and fascination within furtive fieldwork is grounded in the practicality of the methods and tools needed to conduct quality research in the field.

Packed with learning-by-example tips, this insightful book shows that with critical imagination and proper ethical foundations, covert research could be a great addition to your methodological toolkit.

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Dr. David Calvey is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Prior to working at MMU, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Manchester, Liverpool John Moores University, The Open University, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland. His publications and research interests span ethnography, covert research, humour studies, martial arts, ethnomethodology, organizational creativity, private security, and the night-time economy. He is a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). His recent book is Covert Research: The Art, Politics and Ethics of Undercover Fieldwork (2017), Sage.

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David Calvey demonstrates that covert research is not an aberrant research method but a substantial analytical tradition in sociology and neighbouring disciplines that has long yielded significant insights into social life. This timely volume will give social scientists a pause for thought.

--Greg Smith

Calvey has written a fascinating and judicious review of a wide range of covert research studies to show their substantial contribution as a social research method today. The book includes a historical appreciation of this somewhat maligned tradition and numerous examples of the approach, as well as its practical and ethical problems. Using illustrations from his own research on bouncers, the book is both informative to specialists and accessible to students. --Wes Sharrock

Discussed with insight and enthusiasm, the qualitative studies in this book are truly something wonderful. They show how covert research--even in the face of controversies--can result in important and beneficial outcomes for the research community.
-- (10/13/2016)

Covert research has a long and distinguished tradition, and here David Calvey offers us an illuminating journey through the history and genealogy of hidden, discreet and undercover forms of social inquiry. Moving beyond the crude and simplifying dismissals of the 'ethical textbook', Calvey makes a compelling case for covert research and its ongoing relevance to the contemporary world. From Nellie Bly to the Tearoom Trade, from Garfinkel and Milgram to Calvey's own undercover work on the nightclub door, this book provides a rich array of examples and exercises, making it a must-have book for any student of covert - and overt - research methodologies. By setting out to relieve us of our ethical hypochondria and fetish for informed consent, Calvey ventures out figuratively - and literally - into a scholarly field where others fear to tread.

-- (10/27/2016)

Calvey's book is a remarkably original contribution, with quite extraordinary documentation. The social scientist as detective is one theme which is now his proprietary accomplishment. The studies reviewed and discussed are extensive and quite unprecedented. This is a work which will surely become a classic of its kind: indeed, that 'kind' is Calvey's own!
-- (11/03/2016)

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