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Disaster research methodology, disaster, research, methodology, methods, qualitative
Understanding Qualitative Research, by Brenda D. Phillips, is one of very few books published on the topic of disaster research methods and is well placed to support the budding disaster researcher. But it is not its rarity that gives it by default a stamp of approval; rather it is Phillips approach, easy to read style and the accessible format which will win the reader over in the end. This is a book that can easily be read in a weekend, though understanding and learning its concepts and core ideas may take a little longer. Anyone interested in conducting disaster research will find themselves drawn into this book, and should find it a good starting point from which to design a disaster research study.