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Handbook Of Research Methods In Migration

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Edited by Carlos Vargas-Silva, Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford, UK

2012 608 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 311 3
2013 Paperback 978 1 78100 542 2
ebook isbn 978 1 78100 523 1

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‘. . . the Handbook of Research Methods in Migration is a timely and important contribution to the still-limited literature on methods in migration research. . . it is likely to have great impact among students and lecturers within migration studies, both at undergraduate and at postgraduate levels.’
– Marta B. Erdal, International Migration Review

The chapters of this interdisciplinary Handbook maintain an introductory level of discussion on migration research methods, and also provide readers with references necessary for those wishing to go deeper into the topic. Covering both qualitative and quantitative topics, the expert contributors explore fundamental issues of scientific logic, methodology and methods to practical applications of different techniques and approaches in migration research.

Editorial Board:
Professor Stephen Castles
Professor Robin Cohen
Professor Josh DeWind
Professor Raúl Delgado Wise

Contents
Contributors: C. Amuedo-Dorantes, B. Anderson, R. Banerjee, D. Bartram, V. Bilger, I. Bloemraad, P. Boccagni, P.S. Bose, M. Caesar, C. Carletto, J. Carling, S. Castles, A. Chikanda, M.M. Chin, J. Crush, A. de Brauw, R. Delgado Wise, C. Eberhardt, E. Funkhouser, A. Gamlen, A. Hill, D. Hoerder, T. Iosifides, A.O. Law, F.A. Lozano, H. Márquez Covarrubias, D. McKenzie, C. Oxford, J. Parker Talwar, W. Pendleton, S. Pozo, B. Rogaly, M. Ruhs, L. Sánchez-Ayala, J. Shih, M. Siegel, R. Skeldon, M.D. Steinberger, I. van Liempt, C. Vargas-Silva, K. Warner, D. Yang

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‘. . . the Handbook of Research Methods in Migration is a timely and important contribution to the still-limited literature on methods in migration research. . . it is likely to have great impact among students and lecturers within migration studies, both at undergraduate and at postgraduate levels.’
– Marta B. Erdal, International Migration Review

Covering both qualitative and quantitative topics, the expert contributors in this Handbook explore fundamental issues of scientific logic, methodology and methods, through to practical applications of different techniques and approaches in migration research.

The chapters of this interdisciplinary Handbook maintain an introductory level of discussion on migration research methods, while providing readers with references necessary for those wishing to go deeper into the topic. Using a combination of concepts and techniques with research experiences from the field, this Handbook will prove to be an invaluable guide.

Master-level students and academics in migration-related programs will find this compendium a useful and stimulating resource. It also discusses issues relating to the collection of data on migrants, including topics such as survey designs, interviewing techniques and ethical issues that policymakers and government employees will find informative.

Advisory Board:
Professor Stephen Castles
Professor Robin Cohen
Professor Josh DeWind
Professor Raúl Delgado Wise

Full table of contents

Contents:

Introduction
Carlos Vargas-Silva

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES OF SCIENTIFIC LOGIC, METHODOLOGY AND METHODS IN MIGRATION STUDIES
1. Understanding the Relationship between Methodology and Methods
Stephen Castles

2. Migration Research between Positivistic Scientism and Relativism: A Critical Realist Way Out
Theodoros Iosifides

3. Migration, Methods and Innovation: A Reconsideration of Variation and Conceptualization in Research on Foreign Workers
David Bartram

4. Transnational – Transregional – Translocal: Transcultural
Dirk Hoerder

5. Contemporary Migration Seen from the Perspective of Political Economy: Theoretical and Methodological Elements
Raúl Delgado Wise and Humberto Márquez Covarrubias

PART II: INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES
6. Interviewing Techniques for Migrant Minority Groups
Luis Sánchez-Ayala

7. Collecting, Analysing and Presenting Migration Histories
Jørgen Carling

8. Empirical Methods in the Economics of International Immigration
Fernando A. Lozano and Michael D. Steinberger

9. Using Longitudinal Data to Study Migration and Remittances
Edward Funkhouser

10. Measuring Migration in Multi-topic Household Surveys
Calogero Carletto, Alan de Brauw and Raka Banerjee

11. Migration and its Measurement: Towards a More Robust Map of Bilateral Flows
Ronald Skeldon

12. Experimental Approaches in Migration Studies
David McKenzie and Dean Yang

PART III: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES AND MIXED METHODS
13. Mapping Movements: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration Research
Pablo S. Bose

14. Even a Transnational Social Field Must Have its Boundaries: Methodological Options, Potentials and Dilemmas for Researching Transnationalism
Paolo Boccagni

15. Mixing Methods in Research on Diaspora Policies
Alan Gamlen

PART IV: EXPLORING SPECIFIC MIGRATION TOPICS
16. Diasporas on the Web: New Networks, New Methodologies
Jonathan Crush, Cassandra Eberhardt, Mary Caesar, Abel Chikanda, Wade Pendleton and Ashley Hill

17. Approaches to Researching Environmental Change and Migration: Methodological Considerations and Field Experiences from a Global Comparative Survey Project
Koko Warner

18. Chasing Ghosts: Researching Illegality in Migrant Labour Markets
Bridget Anderson, Ben Rogaly and Martin Ruhs

19. Using Qualitative Research Methods in Migration Studies: A Case Study of Asylum Seekers Fleeing Gender-based Persecution
Connie Oxford

20. The Importance of Accounting for Variability in Remittance Income
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Pozo

PART V: PRACTICAL ISSUES IN MIGRATION RESEARCH
21. Ethical Challenges in Research with Vulnerable Migrants
Ilse van Liempt and Veronika Bilger

22. A Guide to Managing Large-scale Migration Research Projects
Melissa Siegel

PART VI: MOVING FROM RESEARCH TO PUBLISHED WORK
23. From Dissertation to Published Research: So Close, Yet So Far
Anna O. Law

24. What the Textbooks Don’t Tell You: Moving from a Research Puzzle to Publishing Findings
Irene Bloemraad

PART VII: EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIELD
25. Immigrants and ‘American’ Franchises: Experiences from the Field
Jennifer Parker Talwar

26. In the Factories and on the Streets: Studying Asian and Latino Garment Workers in New York City
Margaret M. Chin

27. Three Mistakes and Corrections: On Reflective Adaptation in Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
Johanna Shih

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