Critical Event Studies: Approaches to Research by Ian R Lamond, Louise Platt

By Ian R Lamond, Louise Platt

Critical occasion reports is a growing to be box, not only inside occasion administration and occasion experiences, yet around the conventional and electronic social sciences. This quantity -with contributions from a number of overseas students- is the 1st to think about the wide range of analysis ways getting used via lecturers from world wide, whose pursuits lie in the succeed in of this rising box. each one bankruptcy makes use of a number of case examples to offer and talk about diverse methodological techniques appropriate to analyze inside of serious occasion reports. scholars and lecturers alike will locate idea and important mirrored image on method which can aid their very own initiatives.

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This ‘reality congruence’ signifies an answer that is presented as more accurate than previous knowledge, therefore better, but is not heralded as the final ‘truth’: in simple terms, the best answer currently available, but not necessarily the definitive answer. Yet, Elias’ theory of knowledge retained a focus on a scientific method that would be familiar in terms of its process and underpinning to a natural scientist in the positivist tradition (see Elias, 1956). Elias’ scientific method was not, however, a simple method or tool for data collection such as a survey, nor a simple methodology, such as ‘quantitative’ or ‘qualitative’ for gathering data.

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23–62). London: Sage. Rojek, C. (2013). Event power: How global events manage and manipulate. London: Sage. Part I Critical Considerations 2 Problems of Involvement and Detachment: A Critical Approach to Researching Live Event Experiences Daniel Turner and Elliot Pirie Introduction This chapter deals with a concern often encountered with undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in the Critical Event Studies terrain. Having both taught research methods and supervised dissertations in the Events field over a number of years, we regularly witness students struggling to critically analyse a subject area to which they are personally attached.

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