This research, sponsored by the Metropolitan Police Service, will build on a successful feasibility study already completed by the lead researcher. The co-researcher is Dr Katja Hallenberg from Canterbury Christ Church University.The research will involve undertaking semi-structured interviews with 30 Metropolitan Police Service officers who have undertaken an educational programme through a Higher Education Institution.The data generated will be subjected to thematic analysis through NVivo, a leading qualitative analysis software package, and will be used to interrogate the following themes that emerged through the feasibility study.
30 Metropolitan police officers who have undertaken an educational programme through a Higher Education Institution will undertake a semi-structured interview.
Interviews will be transcribed and submitted to thematic analysis through NVivo.
Hallenberg, K. and Cockcroft, T. (2017), 'From Indifference to Hostility: Police Officers, Organisational Responses and the Symbolic Value of 'In-Service' Higher Education in Policing', Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice(Oxford University Press). DOI: 10.1093/police/paw055.