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How to find an article on the reading list


Hay, I. (ed.). 2010. Qualitative research methods in Human Geography. Third edition. Oxford University Press, Canada. Chapters 1,2,3,5,6,8,14 = (appr. 120 pages)

Jørgensen, M. W. and Phillips, L. 2002. Discourse analysis as theory and method. London, Sage. 1-96 (96 pages)


@Asdal, Kristin 2015. What is the issue? The transformative capacity of documents. Distinktion. Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory 16 (1): 74-90.

@Bailey, C., White, C., & Pain, R. (1999). Evaluating qualitative research: dealing with the tension between ‘science’ and ‘creativity’. Area, 31(2), 169-178. (9 pages)

@Caquard, Sébastien. 2011. Cartography I: Mapping narrative cartography. Progress in Human Geography. 37(1): 135-144 (9 pages)

*Clark, V. L. P., Creswell, J. W., Green, D. O. N., & Shope, R. J. (2008). Mixing quantitative and qualitative approaches. Handbook of emergent methods, 363-387. (24 pages)

*Cloke, P. et al. 2004. Practicing Human Geography. Sage, London. Chapter 5 = (46 pages)

@Downs, Roger M. 1997. The geographic eye: Seeing through GIS? Transactions in GIS.  2(2): 111-121 (10 pages)

*Emerson, R.M., Fretz, R.I. and Shaw, L.L. (2011) “In the field: participating, observing and jotting notes.” Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Chapter 2 (22 pages)

@Evans, James and Jones, Phil. 2011. The walking interview: Methodology, mobility and place. Applied Geography. 31: 849-858 (9 pages)

@Garrett, Bradley L. Videographic geographies: Using digital video for geographic research. Progress in Human Geography.​ 35(4): 521-541 (20 pages)

@Goss, J. D., & Leinbach, T. R. (1996). Focus groups as alternative research practice: experience with transmigrants in Indonesia. Area, 115-123. (8 pages)

@Grossman, J. (2011): "The researched on research and researchers: Conversations with SADSAWU." South African Review of Sociology 42(2): 122-127. (5 pages)

*Hammersley, M, and Atkinson, P. (2007) Chapter 4: Field relations. Ethnography: Principles in Practice, 3rd Edition. Abingdon: Routledge. 63-96 (33 pages)

*Hilgartner, Stephen (2000) “Staging Authoritative Reports”, in Science on Stage: Expert Advice as Public Drama. Stanford University Press, pp. 42-70 (28 pages)

*Hull, Matthew S. (2012) "Introduction" in Government of Paper. The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan. University of California Press, pp. 1-33 (33 pages)

@Jung, Jin-Kyu and Elwood, Sarah. 2010. Extending the qualitative capabilities of GIS: Computer-aided qualitative GIS. 14(1): 63-87 (24 pages)

@Karlsson, Bengt G. (2013) "Writing development", in Anthropology Today 29(2): 4-7. (3 pages)

@Kusenbach, Margarethe. 2003. Street phenomenology: The go-along as ethnographic research tool. Ethnography. 455-485 (30 pages)

@Markusen, A. (1994). Studying Regions by Studying Firms*. The Professional Geographer, 46(4), 477-490. (13 pages)

*Morgan, D., Fellows, C., & Guevara, H. (2008). Emergent approaches to focus group research. Handbook of emergent methods, 189-205. (16 pages)

@Pain, R. (2003). Social geography: on action-orientated research. Progress in Human Geography, 27(5), 649-658. (11 pages)

*Patton, M. Q. 2002. “Qualitative interviewing”. Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Sage, Newbury Park. Chapter 7, 339-426 (87 pages)

@Rose, Gillian. 2000. Practicing photography: An archive, a study, some photographs and a researcher. Journal of Historical Geography. 26(4): 555-571 (16 pages)

@Rose, Gillian.  2007.  Chapter 1. Researching visual materials: Towards a critical visual methodology. In. Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials. Second Edition. Sage: London. 1-27 (27 pages)

@Saldaña, J. 2009. “An introduction to codes and coding”. The coding manual for qualitative researchers. Sage, London. Chapter 1, p. 1-32 (32 pages)

@Saldaña, J. 2009. “Writing analytic memos” The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Sage, London. Chapter 2 (13 pages)

@Schoenberger, E. 1991. The corporate interview as a research method in economic geography. Professional Geographer, Vol 43, No. 2. 180-189. (9 pages)

@Smith, K. E. (2006). Problematising power relations in ‘elite’interviews. Geoforum, 37(4), 643-653. (10 pages)

@Staeheli, L. and D. Mitchell (2005): "The complex politics of relevance in geography." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95(2): 357-372. (15 pages)

@Sæther, E. 2006. Fieldwork as coping and learning. In: Heimer, M & Thøgersen, S. (eds.). Doing fieldwork in China. NIAS Press, Copenhagen. 42-57 (16 pages)

@Watson, A. and Till, K. (2010). Ethnography and participant observation. In: D. DeLyser, S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell (eds.) The SAGE handbook of qualitative geography. 121-138. London: SAGE Publications Ltd

Sum total: 885 pages



Course curriculum information

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