Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change

Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change

Editors: Wildermuth, Norbert, Ngomba, Teke (Eds.)

  • Focuses exclusively on reflections about different methodologies within the field of communication for/and social change
  • Critically evaluates different ethnographic approaches in researching communication for/and social change
  • Critically appraises visual methodologies and theatre for development research
  • Methodologically appraises different participatory approaches to researching social change
  • Critically examines underlying assumptions of knowledge production within the dominant strands of methodological approaches to researching social change
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 76,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40466-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40465-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches to research in communication and social change. It examines the methodological opportunities and challenges occasioned by rapid technological affordances and society-wide transformations. This study provides grounded insights on these issues from a broad range of proficient academics and experienced practitioners. 

Overall, the different contributions address four key themes: a critical evaluation of different ethnographic approaches in researching communication for/and social change; a critical appraisal of visual methodologies and theatre for development research; a methodological appraisal of different participatory approaches to researching social change; and a critical examination of underlying assumptions of knowledge production within the dominant strands of methodological approaches to researching social change. 

In addressing these issues through a critical reflection of the methodological decisions and implications of their research projects, the contributors in this book offer perspectives that are highly relevant for students, researchers and practitioners within the broad field of communication for/and social change. 


About the authors

Norbert Wildermuth is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Arts (DCA) at Roskilde University, Denmark.


Teke Ngomba is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wildermuth, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

    Preview Buy Chapter 29,69 €
  • Involving Communities as Skilled Learners: The STRAP Framework

    Milan, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

    Preview Buy Chapter 29,69 €
  • Doing Research Across Cultures: A Deconstruction of Post-Positivistic Research Projects

    Nielsen, Poul Erik

    Pages 29-51

    Preview Buy Chapter 29,69 €
  • Local Folktales on the Radio: Orature and Action Research

    Agerbæk, Jonas

    Pages 53-77

    Preview Buy Chapter 29,69 €
  • The Theory and Practice of Photo Elicitation Among the ≠Khomani San of the Southern Kalahari

    Manyozo, Linje

    Pages 79-98

    Preview Buy Chapter 29,69 €

Buy this book

eBook 76,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40466-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40465-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change
Editors
  • Norbert Wildermuth
  • Teke Ngomba
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40466-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40466-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40465-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 illustrations in colour
Topics