Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography is a practical, in-depth guide to understanding and conducting qualitative research in human geography. Reflecting both established and modern methods, and written by some of the most authoritative voices in the discipline, the text teachesstudents how to plan, execute, interpret, and effectively communicate qualitative research. Organized into three parts (introducing, doing, and interpreting), the new third edition is a comprehensive, engaging resource for both students and new researchers in the field.

Author Biography

Iain Hay is Professor of Human Geography at Flinders University, South Australia and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's Discipline Scholar for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. His principal research interests revolve around geographies of domination and oppression, work for which he received a LittD from the University of Canterbury in 2009. He is author or editor of eight books - several of which have gone multiple editions - and more than 75 scholarly chapters and papers in journals such as Geografiska Annaler B, Political Geography, Professional Geographer, and Progress in Human Geography. In 2006 Iain was named Australian University Teacher of the Year. He was admitted as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2008 and as a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2009. He is currently Vice President (President-Elect) of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents
List of Boxes and Figures
Notes on Contributors
Part 1: Introducing Qualitative Research in Human Geography
1. Qualitative Research and Its Place in Human Geography, Hilary P. M. Winchester and Mathew Rof
2. Power, Subjectivity, and Ethics in Qualitative Research, Robyn Dowling
3. Cross-cultural Research: Ethics, Methods, and Relationships, Richie Howitt and Stan Stevens
4. Qualitative Research Design and Rigour, Matt Bradshaw and Elaine Stratford
5. Case Studies in Qualitative Research, Jamie Baxter
Part 2: 'Doing' Qualitative Research in Human Geography
6. Interviewing, Kevin Dunn
7. Oral History and Human Geography, Karen George and Elaine Stratford
8. Focusing on the Focus Group, Jenny Cameron
9. Historical Research and Archival Sources, Michael Roche
10. Using Questionnaires in Qualitative Human Geography, Pauline M. MfGuirk and Phillip O'Neill
11. Doing Foucauldian Discourse Analysis - Revealing Social Identities, Gordon Waitt
12. Seeing with Clarity: Undertaking Observational Research, Robin A. Kearns
13. Participatory Action Research, Sara Kindon
Part 3: 'Interpreting and Communicating' the Results of Qualitative Research in Human Geography
14. Coding Qualitative Data, Meghan Cope
15. Computers, Qualitative Data, and Geographic Research, Robin Peace and Bettina van Hoven
16. Writing a Compelling Research Proposal, Janice Monk and Richard Bedford
17. Writing Qualitative Geographies, Constructing Geographical Knowledges, Juliana Mansvelt and Lawrence D. Berg
18. From Personal to Public: Communicating Qualitative Research for Public Consumption, Dydia DeLyser and Eric Pawson

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