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Published: 10 March 2016

536 Pages | 4 figures, 17 tables


ISBN: 9780199010905

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Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Fourth Edition

Edited by Iain Hay

  • Fully updated throughout, citing relevant Canadian and international examples and including the most current qualitative methodologies.
  • This contributed text has been fully revised to make the writing style, language, and content even more accessible for an undergraduate audience.
  • A focus on the actual practice of research in human geography helps students to grasp complex concepts and apply them to their own work.
  • Personal anecdotes connect theory to real life for students, making this text interesting and engaging for students at an undergraduate level.
  • Chapter on feminist and indigenous methodologies demonstrates the empowering and transformative potential of qualitative research to undergraduate students.
  • Information on interpreting qualitative data provides students doing qualitative research for the first time with the necessary information they need to read and interpret their data.
  • Chapter on visual methodologies provides students with an overview of visual methods and how they are used in human geography.
  • Chapter on conducting qualitative research digitally provides practical examples of the most contemporary methodologies currently used in the field.
  • Short exercises have been added to the end of every chapter that students can complete in-class to practice what they have learned and serve as teaching points to promote discussion and engage students in their learning.
  • Practical appendix of example field notes will help students as they begin to conduct their own qualitative research.

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