Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-19, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 23 January, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2019.


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core definition

Milieu is a term used to refer to a social context, social surroundings or environment.

explanatory context

For example, cultural norms, economic constraints, historical trends and social expectations might all contribute to the milieu within which a group might live.

analytical review

associated issues


related areas

See also




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