How to Do Migration Research

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How to Do Migration Research

9781035306848 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Full Professor,Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and Director,Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM-UPF) and Daniela Vintila, Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), University of Liège, Belgium
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 684 8 Extent: c 192 pp
This book provides a toolkit for tackling the fundamental questions and challenges in planning and conducting migration research. It illustrates not only how to develop rigorous methodological procedures, but also how to effectively disseminate research findings to both academics and practitioners.

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This book provides a toolkit for tackling the fundamental questions and challenges in planning and conducting migration research. It illustrates not only how to develop rigorous methodological procedures, but also how to effectively disseminate research findings to both academics and practitioners.

Analyzing diverse disciplinary perspectives from across the field of migration studies, this book identifies valuable practical approaches to studying human mobility. Chapters cover key features of migration research including contested concepts, mixed-methods approaches, archival data collection and intersectional, ethical research design. Contributing authors show that migration issues are intertwined with complex power dynamics and increasing inequalities that define contemporary societies. They critically examine cutting-edge issues in the field, from the use of social media and public opinion data to the design of indices and indicators.

How to Do Migration Research is a vital resource for human mobility researchers seeking to refine their analytical skills and learn impactful publishing strategies. Highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of the field, it is also an excellent guide for students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography and political science seeking a gateway into migration research.
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‘In the context of an expanded body of research on migration. How to Do Migration Research stands out as a vital tool for both beginners and experienced researchers. The book provides a comprehensive guide to equip researchers with the tools necessary to navigate the diverse landscape of migration research, cutting across disciplinary backgrounds, methodological paradigms and regional contexts. The list of contributors combines top scholars in the field with promising young scholars, ensuring that the book has current relevance and can continue to be a guide for migration researchers well into the future.’
– Carlos Vargas-Silva, University of Oxford, UK

‘In two dozen trenchant, wise, and instructive essays, leading research practitioners ponder the nuts and bolts of doing immigration research. Valuable both as an instructional tool and a guide for new scholars entering (and succeeding in) the field, it contains a wealth of hard-won lessons.’
– John Mollenkopf, Graduate Center, City University of New York, US

‘A must-read primer for those conducting research on migration. It walks the reader through the entire process from the design of the research strategy to the publishing and dissemination of results. This remarkable collection of essays also poses important questions about scholars’ methodological, epistemological, and ethical choices. As such, it is a refreshing invitation to revisit professional practices within migration studies.’
– Ana Margheritis, National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina

‘This book delivers on its promise. It is not simply another collection of different perspectives in migration studies, but a guide on how to do migration research. 22 concise chapters written by some of the most experienced scholars cover all practical questions that those who enter this field must consider. A comprehensive introduction and a great source for teaching!’
– Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute, Italy

‘Packed with insights from leading scholars, this book equips researchers at all levels with the tools to navigate the complexities of migration research. It is a must read for anyone passionate about understanding the dynamics of human migration, mobility and displacement.’
– Alan Gamlen, Australian National University, Australia
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