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Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography


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Figures and Boxes Contributors Preface Acknowledgements PART I: Introducing Qualitative Research 1: Where Are We Now? Qualitative Research in Human Geography, Meghan Cope and Iain Hay 2: Power, Subjectivity, and Ethics in Qualitative Research, John Paul Catungal and Robyn Dowling 3: Reaching Out: Cross-cultural research, Mabel Gergan and Sara Smith 4: Empowering Methodologies: Feminist and Indigenous Approaches, Jay T. Johnson and Clare Madge 5: Writing a Compelling Research Proposal, Hilda E. Kurtz 6: Rigorous and Trustworthy: Qualitative Research Design, Elaine Stratford and Matt Bradshaw PART II: Talking, Watching, Text, and Context: The Scope and Practices of Qualitative Research in Geography 7: Case Studies in Qualitative Research, Jamie Baxter 8: "Placing" Participant Observation, Annette Watson 9: Engaging Interviews, Kevin Dunn 10: Listening Sensitively: Oral Histories, Darius Scott 11: Focusing on the Focus Group, Jenny Cameron 12: From Dusty to Digital: Archival Research, Michael Roche 13: Using Questionnaires in Qualitative Human Geography, Pauline M. McGuirk and Phillip O'Neill 14: "Where I Went Today...": Solicited Journals and Narrative Mapping, Sarah Turner 15: Emerging Digital Geographies, Jamie Winders 16: Participatory Action Research: Collaboration and Empowerment, Sara Kindon PART III: Making Sense of Your Data: Co-producing Geographic Knowledge and Sharing with the World 17: Revealing the Construction of Social Realities: Foucauldian Discourse Analysis, Gordon Waitt 18: Organizing, Coding, and Analyzing Qualitative Data, Meghan Cope 19: Constructing Meaningful Geographical Knowledges, Writing Qualitative Geographies, Juliana Mansvelt and Lawrence D. Berg 20: Small Stories, Big Impact: Communicating Qualitative Research to Wider Audiences, Dydia DeLyser and Eric Pawson Glossary References Index

About the Author

Iain Hay is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Geography in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University. He is currently Vice-President of the International Geographical Union. Meghan Cope is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont, US.


"A thoughtful, engaging text on the theory and practice of conducting qualitative research in today's complex world. This book provides proof of the contributions of qualitative researchers to our understanding of contemporary research problems." --Roberta Rice, University of Calgary "If you are looking for an introductory textbook to qualitative research methods in human geography, you can't go wrong with this text. It covers a wide breadth of topics and perspectives and is accessible to undergraduate learners." --Robin Westland, Queen's University

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