Research across Borders: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary, Cross-Cultural Methodology
Available: February 2023© 2023
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 304 Pages
Illustrations: 3 b&w illustrations, 1 b&w map, 9 b&w
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
304 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 3 b&w illustrations, 1 b&w map, 9 b&w
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In order to understand positionality as it relates to research, it is important to learn how to identify and reflect on how knowledge is produced and reproduced. Research across Borders introduces key concepts and methods to understand and critically analyze research in academic books and journals, as well as in media, government reports, and anywhere else information is found. This book addresses the opportunities and challenges of undertaking research in international, cross-border, and cross-cultural contexts.
Specifically designed for students studying interdisciplinary or international programs on topics such as human rights, conflict studies, international relations, global development, and migration, Research across Borders provides the methodological, ethical, and epistemological foundations for understanding research across different disciplines. Whether students are gathering information from secondary sources or conducting primary research, Research across Borders aims to help readers become better researchers.
Introduction: Preparing to Learn and Unlearn
1. Why Research across Borders?
2. How Is Knowledge Disciplined? The Opportunities and Challenges of Research across Disciplines and Epistemologies
3. Ethics, Power, and Positionality
4. Designing a Research Project across Borders
5. Measurement across Borders
6. Case Studies in Global Context
7. Sampling, Access, and Representation across Borders
8. Interviewing across Borders
9. Ethnographic Approaches across Borders: Observation, Participant Observation, Netnography, and “Hanging Out”
10. Participatory Research in International, Cross-Cultural Contexts
11. Analyzing Text and Images in Cross-Border Research
12. Presenting Research Findings across Borders: Reach, Responsibility, and Representation