Research Design and Methods

  • Vera KöpselEmail author
Part of the RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft book series (RFSRL)


The research design of this study is that of a qualitative, explorative, non-comparative case study using a narrative approach to data analysis. It is the aim of this chapter to highlight the rationale for this approach, to provide an overview of the different methods used, and to demonstrate their suitability for the collection and analysis of the empirical data. After a broader introduction into qualitative inquiry, a short paragraph on case study research will be followed by the presentation of the qualitative methods applied during the empirical phases, namely document analysis, semi-structured and walking interviews, and explain how the data was analysed.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery ScienceUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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