ABSTRACT

Find the answers to disaster and emergency management research questions with Disaster and Emergency Management Methods. Written to engage students and to provide a flexible foundation for instructors and practitioners, this interdisciplinary textbook provides a holistic understanding of disaster and emergency management research methods used in the field.

The disaster and emergency management contexts have a host of challenges that affect the research process that subsequently shape methodological approaches, data quality, analysis and inferences. In this book, readers are presented with the considerations that must be made before engaging in the research process, in addition to a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches that are currently being used in the discipline. Current, relevant, and fascinating real-world applications provide a window into how each approach is being applied in the field.

Disaster and Emergency Management Methods serves as an effective way to empower readers to approach their own study of disaster and emergency management research methods with confidence.

chapter |7 pages

Introduction

Engaging in Research Within the Disaster and Emergency Management Context
ByJason D. Rivera

part Part I|94 pages

Preliminary Considerations of Disaster and Emergency Management Research

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

Practical Considerations for Ethical Research in Post-disaster Communities

ByFrances L. Edwards

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Sampling in Disaster and Emergency Management Research

ByDebra Borie-Holtz, Ashley Koning

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Mixed-methods Research in Disaster and Emergency Management

ByBarbara R. Russo

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Studying Vulnerable Populations in Disasters

ByJason D. Rivera, Alice Fothergill

part Part II|122 pages

Qualitative and Interpretivist Approaches to Studying Disaster and Emergency Management

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Interviewing in a Disaster Context

ByBrenda D. Phillips

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Focus Group Research in Disaster and Emergency Management

ByKaila Witkowski, Christa L. Remington, Nazife Emel Ganapati

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Site Mapping as Participatory Action

A Methodology for Practitioners, Academics, Students, and the Community
ByMichèle Companion

chapter Chapter 9|18 pages

Language-based Theories and Methods in Emergency and Disaster Management

ByClaire Connolly Knox

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Ethnography Without Experimentation

Ethnographic Methods in Post-disaster Contexts
ByStephen Danley, Anetha Perry, Jazmyne McNeese, Lili Razi

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Observation Research in Emergency and Disaster Management

ByMonica Andrea Bustinza, Kira Haensel, Nazife Emel Ganapati

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Secondary Data and Qualitative Content Analysis in Emergency Management Research

ByJerry V. Graves

part Part III|145 pages

Quantitative and Policy Approaches to Studying Disaster and Emergency Management

chapter Chapter 13|15 pages

Large Secondary Datasets

Imperative for Addressing Global Public Health Disasters
ByNjoki Mwarumba

chapter Chapter 15|18 pages

Social Network Analysis for Disaster Management Research

ByTimothy Fraser, Courtney Page-Tan, Daniel P. Aldrich

chapter Chapter 16|20 pages

Quasi-experimental Research in the Wild

Walking the Line Between Quantitative and Qualitative 1
ByDeeDee M. Bennett Gayle, Salimah LaForce, Maureen Linden

chapter Chapter 17|33 pages

Using Historical Institutionalism

FEMA and U.S. Disaster Declarations
ByRichard Sylves

chapter Chapter 18|16 pages

Mapping Resilience

GIS Techniques for Disaster Studies
ByCourtney Page-Tan, Timothy Fraser, Daniel P. Aldrich

chapter |15 pages

Understanding Disasters

Questions Should Drive Methods and Other Interdisciplinary Lessons
ByVirgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele