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Qualitative research and its place in human geography
chapterposted on 22.05.2019, 00:00 by Hilary WinchesterHilary Winchester
This chapter aims first to provide an overview of contemporary qualitative research methods in human geography. The range of methods commonly used in human ~eoR,raf)hy is considered and categorised, together with some of the ways in which those methods are used to provide explanation. Second, the chapter aims to review briefly the context from which qualitative research has developed in human geography. This is achieved by examining changing schools of thought within th( discipline, recognising changes are messy, overlapping and coexisting. Third, the chapter aims to link methodological debates to wider theoretical perspectives in geography.