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Home/lessness as an indicator of integration: interviewing refugees about the meaning of home and accommodation<sup>1</sup>

Priya Kissoon

in Doing research with refugees

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781861345981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0005
Home/lessness as an indicator of integration: interviewing refugees about the meaning of home and accommodation1

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This chapter determines how qualitative methods can be used to study the processual notion of integration with the notion of home. This would help in understanding how the refugees interpret their flight and settlement. The chapter gives a brief background to forced resettlement and the previous research in the field, and then presents a detailed account of the research process. It is focused on several concerns, which include why and how certain questions were chosen, the use of scales and photography, and the issue of gatekeepers and key informants.

Keywords: qualitative methods; integration; notion of home; flight and settlement; forced resettlement; research process; gatekeepers

Chapter.  8233 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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