Researching Risk and Uncertainty

Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies

  • Anna Olofsson
  • Jens O. Zinn

Part of the Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty book series (CRSTRU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jens O. Zinn, Anna Olofsson
    Pages 1-28
  3. Visual and Ethnographic Methods

  4. Narrative, Biographical and Mixed Analyses

  5. Surveys and Statistical Methods

  6. Discourse and Semantic Analyses

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 377-384

About this book


Understanding and managing risk and uncertainty is a central task in contemporary societies characterised by rapid social, technological and environmental change.

This book presents research approaches used by scholars who all share a passion to gain new insights in how individuals, organisations and societies approach uncertain futures and their potential dangers.

The contributions illustrate the usefulness of particular methods and methodologies for researching risk in order to advance the understanding and management of social, technological and environmental challenges.

With research strategies and approaches from sociology, psychology, history, linguistics, anthropology, and gender studies, Researching Risk and Uncertainty provides guidance and inspiration to students and scholars across a range of disciplines interested in risk, disaster and social crisis.


uncertain futures social change environmental change technological change danger visual research observation critical discourse analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Olofsson
    • 1
  • Jens O. Zinn
    • 2
  1. 1.Risk and Crisis Research CentreMid Sweden UniversityÖstersundSweden
  2. 2.Risk and Crisis Research CentreMid Sweden UniversityÖstersundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95851-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95852-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-7268
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-7276
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