|Dydia DeLyser||Louisiana State University|
|Steve Herbert||University of Washington|
|Stuart Aitken||San Diego State University|
|Mike Crang||University of Durham|
|Linda McDowell||University of Oxford|
|© 2010||448 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
Part I: Openings engages the history of qualitative geography, and details the ways that research, and the researcher's place within it, are conceptualized within broader academic, political, and social currents.
Part II: Encounters and Collaborations describes the different strategies of inquiry that qualitative geographers use, and the tools and techniques that address the challenges and queries that arise in the research process.
Part III: Making Sense explores the issues and processes of interpretation, and the ways researchers communicate their results.
Retrospective as well as prospective in its approach, this is geography's first peer-to-peer engagement with qualitative research detailing how to conceive, carry out and communicate qualitative research in the twenty-first century. Suitable for postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners alike, this is the methods resource for researchers in human geography.