Qualitative Methodologies for Geographers

Issues and Debates

Author: Melanie Limb,Claire Dwyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340742266

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Over recent years there has been an increasing trend towards the adoption of interpretative and critical approaches to research within human geography. Qualitative methodologies offer a gateway to exploring the processes shaping our social worlds, allowing the researcher to engage with the lives and experiences of others through interviews, group discussions or participant observation. This book is a critical introduction to qualitative methodologies for those preparing to undertake their own qualitative research, or who need to better understand the processes to evaluate and interpret the geographic research of others. Its aim is to demystify the process of doing qualitative methodologies through the discussion and illustration of research in practice. Each chapter presents an insight into the author's own experiences of using qualitative research across a number of projects, and reflects on the dilemmas, thought-processes and questions involved. The reader is invited to engage in the issues and debates thrown up by these examples and, in doing so, to deepen their understanding of the research processes which may be applied to their own projects.
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Milhaud

Author: Daniel Milhaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340742259

Category: Geography

Page: 32

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography

Author: Dydia DeLyser,Steve Herbert,Stuart Aitken,Mike Crang,Linda McDowell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206564

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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Exploring the dynamic growth, change, and complexity of qualitative research in human geography, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography brings together leading scholars in the field to examine its history, assess the current state of the art, and project future directions. "In its comprehensive coverage, accessible text, and range of illustrative studies, past and present, the Handbook has established an impressive new standard in presenting qualitative methods to geographers." - David Ley, University of British Columbia Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the Handbook shows how empirical details of qualitative research can be linked to the broader social, theoretical, political, and policy concerns of qualitative geographers and the communities within which they work. The book is organized into three sections: Part I: Openings engages the history of qualitative geography, and details the ways that research, and the researcher's place within it, are conceptualized within broader academic, political, and social currents. Part II: Encounters and Collaborations describes the different strategies of inquiry that qualitative geographers use, and the tools and techniques that address the challenges that arise in the research process. Part III: Making Sense explores the issues and processes of interpretation, and the ways researchers communicate their results. Retrospective as well as prospective in its approach, this is geography's first peer-to-peer engagement with qualitative research detailing how to conceive, carry out and communicate qualitative research in the twenty-first century. Suitable for postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners alike, this is the methods resource for researchers in human geography.
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Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music

Milieux Cultures

Author: Peter Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135910782

Category: Music

Page: 288

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This book provides an `insider’ view of worlds of popular music. It shows the relationship between music, creativity, ideas and localities by looking at cities, independents, genre, globalization and musician’s relationships with each other. Webb examines groups of musicians, audiences and people involved in the music industry and shows the articulation of their position as well as how to understand this theoretically by looking at the city as a centre for music production; the industrial music inspired neo-folk genre; independence and its various meanings as a productive position in the music industry; the globalization of music; and musicians own narratives about working together and dealing with the industry. Utilizing case studies of a variety of different cities -- Bristol, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin -- and genres -- Trip-hop, Hip-hop, Industrial, Neo-folk -- this volume is a landmark in popular music studies.
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Corpus Approaches to Discourse

A Critical Review

Author: Charlotte Taylor,Anna Marchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351716069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Corpus linguistics has now come of age and Corpus Approaches to Discourse equips students with the means to question, defend and refine the methodology. Looking at corpus linguistics in discourse research from a critical perspective, this volume is a call for greater reflexivity in the field. The chapters, each written by leading authorities, contain an overview of an emerging area and a case-study, presenting practical advice alongside theoretical reflection. Carefully structured with an introduction by the editors and a conclusion by leading researcher, Paul Baker, this is key reading for advanced students and researchers of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.
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