Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

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Iain Hay
Oxford University Press, 2010 - Social Science - 432 pages
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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 teaches students 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.

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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.

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