Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications series

Edited by Monika Büscher, Lancaster University, UK, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark, Sven Kesselring, Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany and Nikolaj Grauslund Kristensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Reflecting the variety and diversity of mobile methods and their applications, this comprehensive Handbook illuminates the multiple dimensions and transdisciplinary nature of mobilities research, from transport to tourism, cargo to information as well as physical, virtual and imaginative mobilities. It brings together key contributions on the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative research, multimethod combinations and co-creation methods within the mobilities paradigm.

‘Now, more than ever, researchers need multi-scalar tools to navigate complex and borderless research problems. This Handbook offers a multi-layered array of research methods that identify, experiment with and analyse mobile data and their infrastructures. Chapters detail practical methods by researchers who have applied them, while other chapters call for the design of methods to investigate new mobilities problems. Whether working with data hubs requiring methodological hierarchies or working with digitalized data generated in smart sensor technologies or working with spontaneous data co-created “in the flow” of fieldwork, researchers will find valuable resources and critical tools in this book.’
– Martha Bell, Independent Sociologist with Media Associates, New Zealand

‘This is an exceptional contribution to the literature on mobilities that engages and goes beyond simply mobile methodologies to develop applied and critical insights. It is wide ranging in topics and includes authors of international repute. It is sure to be a must-read for students, academics and practitioners involved in future mobilities research.’
– Kevin Hannam, City University of Macau, China

‘This is a sparkling collection of essays written by scholars – many of whom are leaders in the field – who are passionately committed to the way in which the new mobilities paradigm has fundamentally changed how we understand the contemporary world and the challenges it faces. Every chapter is a delight to read, with the inventiveness of the methods and applications surveyed spilling over into writing that is equally creative and inspired.’
– Lynne Pearce, Lancaster University, UK

2020 448 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 545 2 £243.00 £185.00 $243.00 $270.00

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