A Guidebook for Academics and Professional Investigators
- Muzammil Quraishi - University of Salford, UK
- Rob Philburn - University of Salford, UK
Research Methods (General) | Sociological Research Methods | Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
"A welcome and overdue contribution to the field. Identifying a need for an empirical guide to complement the abundant theoretical literature, this book combines a variety of practical avenues of advice with analytical sophistication, without losing any of the subject matter’s complexities. The contextual chapters are well judged and informative, while readers will surely find the careful selection and very clear presentation of the case studies particularly useful in thinking through the projects from start to completion."
- Steve Garner, Open University
This book offers a one stop guide to the meaning of racism, key studies in the field, core methodologies and an agenda for research for the future. Discussing the salient aspects of race and racism in contemporary society alongside methodological and practical considerations of qualitative research in the field, Researching Racism is not only an original textbook but also a crucial guide for anyone beginning their own research on racism.
Based on Muzammil Quraishi and Rob Philburn’s extensive background as researchers, supervisors and teachers, this book:
- offers a clear and accessible account of an interdisciplinary and complex topic
- incorporates historical, legislative and international dimensions of race and racism
- outlines and illustrates a range of qualitative research methods
- provides case studies and engaging examples
- includes a tool kit for researchers of racism.
This is an indispensable guide for students wanting to research race and racism across the social sciences.
included good case studies but not tangible enough for first years students.
This is an interesting and informative book. However, as the title suggests it is more appropriate to our Dissertion module, and despite the content being transferable to all areas of inequalities it would only be directly relevant to students who are researching racism or related areas.
Given the unpredictable areas that students focus their research. It is likely that I would recommend students to consider this book I f they are researching racism within policy and practice.
This is a great little book, providing advanced students and academics with a comprehensive overview of concepts, previous research and research methods which can be used in constructing research projects around the notions of race and racism. The authors write in an accessible style and the result is a very interesting and readable account of how to work in this particular scientific field.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Researching Racism: The History of Race
Researching Racism: Race, Racism and Qualitative Methods