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Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Donatella della Porta


Social movement studies have grown enormously in the last few decades, spreading from sociology and political science to other fields of knowledge as varied as geography, history, anthropology, psychology, economics, law, and others. With the increasing interest in the field, there has also been an increasing need for methodological guidance for empirical research. This volume aims at addressing this need by introducing the main methods of data collection and data analysis as they have been used in past research on social movements. The focus is on the how-to-do-it, rather than, for example, o ... More

Keywords: social movements, methods, data collection, data analysis, empirical research

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719571
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donatella della Porta, editor
Professor of Sociology, European University Institute

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4Triangulation in Social Movement Research

Phillip M. Ayoub, Sophia J. Wallace, and Chris Zepeda-Millán

6Historical Methodologies

Lorenzo Bosi and Herbert Reiter

7Participant Observation

Philip Balsiger and Alexandre Lambelet

10In-Depth Interviews

Donatella della Porta

11Life Histories

Donatella della Porta

12Focus Groups

Donatella della Porta

13Surveying Protestors

Massimiliano Andretta and Donatella della Porta

15Social Network Analysis

Manuela Caiani

17Working with Images

Nicole Doerr and Noa Milman

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