Resourceful cities
Berlin (Germany), 29-31 August 2013
Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Science, Dept. for Urban and Regional Sociology

Innovative qualitative methods in urban research

Drawing on the theme “Urbanity and everyday practices of in/exclusion,” we invite papers that incorporate innovative qualitative methods into the investigation of the city. We are interested in papers that attend to both empirical examples of new methodologies in urban research and papers that discuss innovative methodological questions more strictly in a theoretical fashion. Possible methods include videography, interventions in public spaces, art projects, photo-elicitation techniques, experiments, video tours, go-alongs, just to name a few. We are especially interested in (a) how new qualitative methods in urban studies support and enrich other techniques and (b) how innovative empirical research can capture inclusion and exclusion in the built environment.

Session Organizers

Dr. Jason Patch, Roger Williams University, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809-2921, T: 401-254-5723, E: jpatch@rwu.edu
Dr. Peter Dirksmeier, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, T: +49/30/2093-6825, E: peter.dirksmeier@geo.hu-berlin.de
Dr. John Joe Schlichtman, Department of Sociology, DePaul University, 990 West Fullerton Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60614, T: 773-325-7820, E: jj.schlichtman@gmail.edu

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