Where are we now? Qualitative Research in Human Geography

Meghan Cope, Iain Hay

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Chapter Overview

In this chapter we start by asking what is qualitative research and, after identifying common characteristics, goals, and approaches, we ask further questions about its use, why it is trustworthy, and illustrate our answers with examples. We then frame contemporary qualitative work within critical perspectives and the context of present global discourses regarding knowledge and science. We finish the chapter with illustrations of creative new methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQualitative Research Methods in Human Geography
EditorsIain Hay, Meghan Cope
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
EditionFifth Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780199034222
ISBN (Print)9780199034215
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Geography
  • Research methods
  • Research methodologies


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