Researching Risk and Uncertainty: Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies

Jens Zinn, Jen Zinn (ed.), Anna Olofsson (ed.), Patrick Brown (ed.)

Springer International Publishing | Published : 2019


This chapter sets the book in the context of the broader developments in research on risk and uncertainty from the early anthropological work of Mary Douglas in the 1960s, the development of the psychometric paradigm in social psychology in the 1970s, to cutting-edge developments of today in ethnography, interview studies, content and discourse analysis, and explorative statistics. It discusses the specific challenges risk research has faced and how research has responded with modifying and advancing research methods, methodologies, and research strategies. To overcome old debates of qualitative versus quantitative methods or positivist versus constructionist epistemologies, the contribution..

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