Fieldwork

Fieldwork is now complete.

Since May 2011 when project fieldwork began we have:

* Completed 45 missing people interviews (Police Scotland & MPS)
* Completed 2 national officer interviews
* Completed 21 officer interviews/focus groups (Police Scotland & MPS)
* Reconstructed 12 ‘misper‘ case files (Police Scotland and MPS)
* Completed 11 Interviews with key partners and national agents
* Completed 25 Interviews/focus groups with family members of returned missing people; of which 11 interviews with family members of longer-term outstanding missing people.

 The fieldwork, completed and planned, is set out below:

TimingsInformantsMethods
May – Jun 2011Returned missing Adults (NE Scotland)Semi-structured interviews

Visual mapping exercise
Jul – Aug 2011Selection and reconstruction of Police Scotland missing persons case filesCase reconstructions
Oct – Nov 2011Police Scotland OfficersSemi-structured interviews based on case reconstruction
Nov – Dec 2011Selection and reconstruction of MPS missing persons case filesCase reconstructions
Dec 2011 onwardsNational Officer Interviews (NPIA, Search Centre)Semi-structured interviews
Feb – Mar 2012MPS OfficersSemi-structured interviews based on case reconstruction
Apr – Jul 2012Returned missing adults (London)Semi-structured interviews

Visual mapping exercise
Sept 2012 – onwardsLaunch of web story resourceOnline resource
Dec 2012Key partners (Missing Persons Charity)Semi-structured interviews
Oct 2012 – May 2013Family members (UK wide)Semi-structured interviews
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