Study of Knowledge in Practice (SKIP)
The SKiP Agenda
Cardiff University has long been a centre of excellence for substantive theory, qualitative methodology and science studies. The Centre for the Study of Knowledge in Practice (SKiP) builds on this international reputation for theoretical and methodological innovation through its distinctive research agenda grounded in the environment, science, knowledge, risk and the temporality of social life.
SKiP’s work is predominantly agenda setting rather than agenda following and makes significant contributions to academic debates in the widest sense. Its members have made major contributions to social science theory and methods internationally but they also maintain close links with policy makers at local, national and European level.
SKiP’s agenda is thus to establish links between theory and practice, contribute to policy debates, build networks that can promote trans-disciplinary knowledge exchange between theorists, researchers and practitioners and encourage excellence in its postgraduate students.
SKiP addresses the way that knowledge is produced, practiced and used in a variety of social and political contexts. The group's work is focused around the following key areas:
- Knowledge and expertise
- Qualitative methodology and methods
- Governance and socio-environmental public policy
- Time, technology and risk practices
- Research in Genetics & Society