Mapping voluntary sector services for hidden or hard to reach populations: Challenges and practice-based lessons for future research.

Emma Walker, Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley, C Armour

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Abstract

Mapping the availability of voluntary services to a niche, potentially ‘hidden’ population can be a complex endeavour. This practice paper focuses on a mapping study of military based voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland, discusses the practical challenges involved, suggests improvements to existing research practice and offers methodological guidance for others who are considering undertaking a scoping review with organisations dedicated hidden and/or hard to reach populations.
LanguageEnglish
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • Scoping reviews
  • voluntary sector
  • Military veterans
  • methodology
  • hidden populations

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