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    Social mobilisation for housing rights: a qualitative case study using semi- structured interviews

    Lima, Valesca (2016) Social mobilisation for housing rights: a qualitative case study using semi- structured interviews. SAGE Research Methods Case. pp. 2-17.

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    This methods case is a qualitative research study whose purpose is to explore social movements' strategies to pressure government for housing rights. It highlights the particular importance of explaining case selection in qualitative studies. In qualitativ e studies, especially, it is crucial to the validity of claims to justify why a specific case study, in a sea of other case studies, was chosen. In this methods case, I provide an account of one specific study I performed in Latin America on social mobilis ation for housing rights at the local government level. It was an exploratory study conducted with members of a local housing council in the city of Maracana├║, Brazil. The case sheds light on purposive sample, as strategic social actors were chosen based o n their experience and significance for the study. Finally, this case study provides an important insight on the details of the research process, in order to make the reader aware of the research background.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Social mobilisation; housing rights; qualitative case study; semi-structured interviews;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 10433
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    Depositing User: Valesca Lima
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 11:48
    Journal or Publication Title: SAGE Research Methods Case
    Publisher: Sage
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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