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Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

Researching Risk and Uncertainty

Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies

Editors: Olofsson, Anna, Zinn, Jens (Eds.)

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  • First book of its kind to present an overview of methods of risk
  • Discusses the specific challenges of risk research and  the different various accompanying structural factors and subjective experiences
  • Distinguishes four major influential research methods—observation, interviewing, structural analysis and content analysis
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About this book

Understanding and managing risk and uncertainty is a central task in contemporary societies characterised by rapid social, technological and environmental change.

This book presents research approaches used by scholars who all share a passion to gain new insights in how individuals, organisations and societies approach uncertain futures and their potential dangers.

The contributions illustrate the usefulness of particular methods and methodologies for researching risk in order to advance the understanding and management of social, technological and environmental challenges.

With research strategies and approaches from sociology, psychology, history, linguistics, anthropology, and gender studies, Researching Risk and Uncertainty provides guidance and inspiration to students and scholars across a range of disciplines interested in risk, disaster and social crisis.

About the authors

Anna Olofsson is Professor of Sociology at Mid Sweden University and the director of the Risk and Crisis Research Centre, Sweden.

Jens O. Zinn is T.R Asworth Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the ESRC Centre of Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University, UK (2016-2018) and Research Awardee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2015).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Zinn, Jens O. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Seeing Risk and Risking Seeing: Studying Audiences in Participatory Visual Research

    Mitchell, Claudia

    Pages 31-51

  • Key Points of Interactive Research: An Ethnographic Approach to Risk

    Voorst, Roanne (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Virtual Ethnography: Managing Pharmacological Risk and Uncertainty in Online Drug Forums

    Berning, Moritz (et al.)

    Pages 77-101

  • The Domestic Cycle Approach as Methodological Strategy in Risk Research

    Chavez-Rodriguez, Libertad

    Pages 105-127

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95852-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95851-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Risk and Uncertainty
Book Subtitle
Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies
Editors
  • Anna Olofsson
  • Jens Zinn
Series Title
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95852-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95851-4
Series ISSN
2523-7268
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 384
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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