Qualitative Disaster Research

Paperback | February 28, 2014

byBrenda D. Phillips

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Research that occurs in the context of emergencies and disasters requires attention to challenging contexts and circumstances. Qualitative Disaster Research walks readers through the ways in which those contexts can be managed to produce careful, rigorous, and scholarly work. Each chapterprovides an overview of approaches, methods, and techniques with illustrations from established disaster studies. Step-by-step instructions outline ways to gather, analyze, and write up qualitative field data. User-friendly examples show readers how to move from initial research ideas to final publication. Throughout the volume, readers find helpful suggestions for a range of field-based scenarios. Qualitative Disaster Research stands out of the first volume of its kind with the singular intent to serveas a guide to those new to or wanting a refresher course in disaster studies. Students and faculty will find the book approachable and ideal for use in training the next generation of disaster researchers.

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Research that occurs in the context of emergencies and disasters requires attention to challenging contexts and circumstances. Qualitative Disaster Research walks readers through the ways in which those contexts can be managed to produce careful, rigorous, and scholarly work. Each chapterprovides an overview of approaches, methods, and...

Brenda Phillips is a Professor in the Fire and Emergency Management Program and a Senior Researcher with the Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events at Oklahoma State University in the U.S.. She co-edited Women and Disasters: From Theory to Practice, and is the author of Disaster Recovery and the lead researcher for a Nati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199796173

ISBN - 13:9780199796175

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Research Design3. Writing-Up the Methods Section4. Writing Strategies5. Evaluating Qualitative Disaster Research6. References and Additional Readings