Researching Sustainability

Researching Sustainability

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This book is for students and researchers across the social sciences who are planning, conducting and disseminating research on sustainability-related issues. Real-world sustainability problems cross many boundaries, and this is the first book to guide students and practitioners through the practical and theoretical challenges of doing interdisciplinary research in this vital and emerging area. Researching Sustainability contains many in-depth, 'hands on' accounts by expert contributors, providing real-life examples and lessons that can be put to use immediately. Coverage includes: the general challenges that sustainability presents to researchers, including frictions between sustainability and scientific tradition; complexity; research paradigms; interdisciplinarity; social-environmental interactions; and ethical concerns. a host of social science based research methods and approaches. Each chapter presents a different method; its challenges and suitability for different situations; an in-depth example of the method in action; insights and lessons. dissemination of sustainability research findings, including influencing policy, communicating with school children and working with the media. The book concludes with a critical synthesis of issues and methods examined in the book together with a discussion of future research pathways. This book is an essential tool for students, researchers and practitioners in planning, implementing and evaluating their sustainability research.A Guide to Social Science Methods, Practice and Engagement Alex Franklin, Paul Blyton ... Sustaining our Cultural Heritage Conference, Sri Lanka, 21Ay26 February 2000 Kollmus, A. and Agyeman, J. (2002) ... London Latour, N. and Woolgar, S.(1979) Laboratory Life:The Social Construction of Scientific Facts, Sage Publications, London Lincoln, ... and theoryAl, International Journal of Sustainabilityin Higher Education, vol7, no 3, pp226Ay251 Simon, L. S. (1994) The Empowermentanbsp;...

Title:Researching Sustainability
Author:Alex Franklin, Paul Blyton
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-12


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