Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

For the moment let’s set aside the details associated with various methodologies and think about the core elements of the research process. In most cases, we begin with a problem and define the questions we want to answer. We find … Continue reading

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Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies

Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies is an imaginative foray into rethinking how scholars approach the city and challenging assumptions around urban research. It mirrors recent academic debate seeking to innovate in contemporary university conditions and attempts to make social research … Continue reading

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The Methodology for Inequality

How does the methodology of looking at disparities differ from methods as applied to other research efforts? Most of the econometric methodologies for looking at disparities use the same tools and techniques used in looking at inequality generally. The best … Continue reading

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Ethnography in a Time of Upheaval – Arab Spring

In this interview with Leila Zaki Chakravarti, sociologist Mona Abaza explores how the obstacles encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in enduring political upheavals are addressed in the context of contemporary Egypt. Chakravarti is a research fellow at the SOAS Centre … Continue reading

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