Articles | Volume 77, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 77, 317–322, 2022

Special issue: (Re)Thinking population geography

Geogr. Helv., 77, 317–322, 2022
26 Aug 2022
Interface | 26 Aug 2022

Qualitative visualisation – perspectives and potentials for population geography

Kristine Beurskens et al.

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Population geography shows a marked trend towards the increased relevance of qualitative research methods. The article discusses how the visualisation of qualitative research in particular has the potential to provide impulses for progressive developments of both theoretical and methodological dimensions of population geography research. The opportunities call for systematic exploration and exchange on qualitative visualisation and on the conditions for its further development.