Qualitative Methodology and Methods
Cardiff University is recognised around the world for its contribution to qualitative methodology and methods. The Sage 2001 Handbook of Ethnography (edited by Atkinson, Coffey, Delamont, Lofland and Lofland) and the Sage journal Qualitative Research are just two examples of this. Further information on these publications can be found on the Sage Publications website.
The work of this group is documented in SOCSI Working Paper No 20. Delamont, Coffey, Atkinson and Burgess (2001) An Open Exploratory Spirit.
Current research projects in this area include the development of new multimedia ethnographies that exploit the capabilities of the Internet and information technology in community-based studies of industrial heritage.
Current Projects Include:
Current Research Interests
Women and Science, Medical Education, Subject Defence Groups
Changing Women, Unchanged Men Open University Press 2001
Fieldwork in Educational Settings (second edition) Falmer 2002
Feminist Sociology Sage
Key Themes in Ethnography (with Atkinson and Coffey) Alta Mira
Building a Research Culture (with Atkinson)
Supervising the PhD (second edition, with Atkinson and Parry
Bella Dicks is working in the field of hypermedia and digital ethnography (alongside Bruce Mason , also a SKIP member)
Hypermedia, qualitative methodology and ethnography
Bella's other research interests are:
- Heritage and cultural display
- Identities of place and nation
- Community, welfare and post-industrial identities