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Doing International Research: Book by Christopher

Doing International Research

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ISBN: 9781446273494    Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback Language: English
This energetic and thought-provoking book encourages a reflexive, non-nationalistic approach to doing world research and sets out how to understand, plan, do and use this research. Williams introduces...Read more
This energetic and thought-provoking book encourages a reflexive, non-nationalistic approach to doing world research and sets out how to understand, plan, do and use this research. Williams introduces a range of frameworks, from desk-based studies and traditional ethnography to the use of internet, satellites, robots, drones and 'big data', and provides exciting, interdisciplinary examples. This book is presented in a clear international style and uses creative approaches to researching peoples, places and world systems. It explains: desk-based research using international data including documentaries, museum objects, archives, data-sets and working with groups such as refugees, tourists and migrants distance research using online videos, surveys and remote methods such as video conferencing and crowdsourcing fieldwork abroad, including ethnography, street observation and mapping. The book is also accompanied by a website, with the following features: For Students Weblinks for each chapter Examples/summaries/templates related to text marked with Additional thinking zones An overview of data capture technologies For Lecturers Copies of all the figures and thinking zones for use in teaching material PowerPoint slides for each chapter Built upon the foundations of the author's 30 years of research experience, and including original case studies from international students, this is an essential guide for anyone in the social sciences using or doing international and global research.
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This book is true to the ethos it claims to present, focusing on values such as 'thinking without borders', and 'seeing through the eyes of others'. It is innovative in its approach to world...Read more
This book is true to the ethos it claims to present, focusing on values such as 'thinking without borders', and 'seeing through the eyes of others'. It is innovative in its approach to world research, which makes it a necessary and welcome contribution to the field. -- Mireille Hebing
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