Qualitative research techniques

It’s a case-studies world

Authored by: François Gemenne

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138194465
eBook ISBN: 9781315638843
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This chapter provides a brief summary of qualitative research techniques commonly used in the study of environmental migration and displacement (EMD). Until fairly recently, qualitative case studies relying on ethnographic data collection methods were the most common approach to EMD research. However, the need to expand EMD research beyond the simple question of ‘why do people migrate’ demands a greater use of mixed method, integrated approaches to research.

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