Discerning Expertise in Researching People and the Sea

Kristen Ounanian*, Jeremy Phillipson, Madeleine Gustavsson, Carole S. White

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This final chapter of the volume draws insights on the intangible aspects of social science expertise when studying people and the sea. Elaborating on the importance of the ‘hands around the methods’, it explores the skilful practices that prove essential to undertaking effective social science research in the context of coastal and maritime communities and marine environments. It also reflects on future directions for the marine social science community and considers how it can advance with greater incorporation of reflective and reflexive accounts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching People and the Sea: Methodologies and Traditions
EditorsMadeleine Gustavsson, Carole S. White, Jeremy Phillipson, Kristen Ounanian
Number of pages14
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-59600-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-59601-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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