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Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-76861-8

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This open access book covers the main issues, challenges and techniques concerning the application of qualitative methodologies to the study of migration. It discusses theoretical, epistemological and empirical questions that must be considered before, during, and after undertaking qualitative research in migration studies. It also covers recent innovative developments and addresses the key issues and major challenges that qualitative migration research may face at different stages i.e. crafting the research questions, defining approaches, developing concepts and theoretical frameworks, mapping categories, selecting cases, dealing with concerns of self-reflection, collecting and processing empirical evidence through various techniques, including visual data, dealing with ethical issues, and developing policy-research dialogues. Each chapter discusses relative strengths and limitations of qualitative research. The chapters also identify the main drivers for qualitative research development in migration studies.

Subject: Open Access, European migration studies, Methodology of social sciences, Qualitative research methods, Human mobility, Migration Studies, Qualitative methodology, European migration research, Epistemology in migration research, Interdisciplinary migration research